We used to see each other for tea but something was not right,when she stopped calling me for about a month or so, I called her once,twice and a few times in between,just wishing her well but not wanting to know why she was not keen to meet up with me.
Few days ago,I text her her,again wishing her well,she replied likewise and a few days later,she text me,finally inviting me for coffee like we used to,immediately I said "yes" to her cos I treasure her friendship.
I was surprised to the "unusual" her,(cos she is always so chirpy,jovial,positive and lively) but that look of her at that time,sent shock wave to me,she looked so heavily laden with troubles and all chested up with frustrations kind of look and as she finally broke the news to me,she was overwhelmed by tears.
The news was.........her only son of six years old was diagnosed to have suffered from loss of hearing and according to the specialists,the condition was not likely to improve and it might just get worse to total loss of hearing and that's the reason why my dear friend was shunning from most of her friends during that traumatic period.
As she was sharing with me,intermittently still with tears tricking down,she asked me something like this,"Eugene, why must God punish me this way or why God is so envious of me, I have been a good girl all this while and ain't do wrong thing,help as many people as I could, why why why?"
I told her I really did not have an answer to her question and I did share with her too that at one point of my life I used to ask that same question but always to no avail to any answer from God but I told her the important now is to helping her son to understand that her boy is not "abnormal" as other perceive him to be, I told her to give a lot of confidence to the boy.Ditto.
In time like my friend's, as a friend to her,I can't just whip out my magic wane and execute a "Miracle" but as her friend,I must always keep in touch with her, supporting her in most ways that I could and that's is for a very long time, not like,"Today I share your pain, tomorrow I shall refrain"
To you dear friend,Adelyn, be strong ya,remember this "tough time never lasts but tough people do"
P/S : Sometimes I stop asking "HIM" and just let "HIM" do his works