Friday, April 26, 2013

Of chocolate fudge brownies, ice cream, and friendship {Five Minute Friday}

It’s Five Minute Friday!* Where a group of us join together for five minutes of writing without worrying about if it’s just right or not, hosted by the lovely Lisa-Jo.

Today's prompt:  FRIEND


The shock of the news punched me in the gut.  Hurt sliced through my heart like never before and my body ached with grief.

Because wounds afflicted in anger cut deep.
In one brief moment our lives had changed and the securities we had assumed as guaranteed had been yanked out from beneath us.  After sharing the news with our parents, there was no question who I’d call next.

As I struggled to speak through my tears she patiently listened before speaking the words she knew we needed to hear.

“Come over.”

Arriving to their house was like coming home after a long journey.  The lights from their house spilled out through their back door, inviting Rudy and me to step inside. As we walked through the kitchen into the dining room, the smell of warm chocolate wafted through the air.

The menu from dinner has faded in my memory, but I’ll never forget the dessert.

The homemade chocolate glaze perfectly complemented the warm fudgy brownies topped with a hearty scoop of mint-chocolate chip ice cream towering high above the bowl.   It was comfort food in highest form.

To this day I can’t eat a brownie without that night crossing my mind, but it isn’t the painful news I remember.

It’s my friend.

Because gifts offered in kindness and love heal deeper.

And friendship is one of the greatest gifts of all.

Your Journey:  What small act of kindness from a friend was huge to you?  Feel free to share your story about it in the comments! 

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