Bailey said afterward that she didn't really DO anything. Thing is, I didn't need anything DONE-- it had basically already been done. I needed a friend to walk through the pain with me. I needed someone to sit with me, to care. I needed someone to simply be there, trite as that sounds. Thanks, Bailey!
For most of us, it is hard to just be there. We want to fix something, do something. But there is a gift in simply being there that can't be easily explained. Maybe the gift is that we mirror a part of God that promises to be with us through every moment, both the good and the bad.
Garry is still in Manila, though he's headed to Northern Luzon tomorrow. He took his English Proficiency test today and apparently passed. We're hoping he'll make it home on Friday morning!