Treats for a Sick Friend

Yesterday our friend Kelly injured herself.  She was standing on a chair trying to grab something up high from a cabinet while on her tippy toes. She fell and injured her back and had to go to the emergency room.  She spent many miserable hours there but fortunately will be okay.  She is in lot of pain, and it will take a long time for her body to heal.

Since you don’t know Kelly, I’ll tell you a little bit about her.  She is the mom of one of my good friends, and I’ve known her since I was about seven. She is very friendly and always has a smile on her face.  She is also exceptionally thoughtful.  Her son and I play on the same baseball team, and Kelly is the mom who always brings lots of food for everyone to snack on during the game.  She will be the first parent to volunteer to get lunch for the team during a doubleheader.

She is also a fun mom.  For example, sometimes during the summer our families go to the beach together, and she’s one of the moms who loves to go into the waves with the kids.

Kelly has also gone out her way for me personally. A few years ago she included me in a mom and kids trip to her family’s weekend house even though my mom couldn’t make it.  She didn’t want me to be left out.

When my family heard Kelly was injured last night, we talked about things we could do to help.  My mom immediately called Kelly’s husband and offered our family’s help, but there was really nothing we could do.  This morning, Andrew and I asked our mom if we could maybe buy some treats for Kelly since we knew she would be spending the day in bed resting.

file-sep-06-7-27-41-pmMy brother wanted to come with us to buy the treats, but he had some school work to do. So my mom and I went to Treat House, a fancy bakery selling mini rice crispy treats. The picture you see is looking down from the top of the bag!  My mom even treated me to one of the squares, and I have to say they are delicious!

Kelly lives only a short walk from Treat House, so we dropped off the rice crispy treats for her right away. file-sep-06-7-29-00-pm

Kelly texted my mom and said the “sweet surprise” helped cheer her up.  She also said she would share them with her family for dessert tonight.

I am really glad we did this for Kelly. She is a wonderful person and would do the same thing if it were someone in my family that was injured. Nine out of ten times, I’d say my brother and I do kind acts for people we don’t know, but that does not mean we should not still help out our friends who are hurting.

–Jack Greff


One Comment Add yours

  1. Glenn Miller says:

    I am sorry to hear about Kelly–and glad she is recovering. I first met her at the beach, when Jack’s family and hers were having a party. We had a long conversation and I was most taken with her as a person. She was so easy to listen to, so intelligent, so psychologically minded, and so likeable. It’s a delight, now and then, to find someone who isn’t narcissistic.

    Jack brought out these qualities in his blog. As I think about it, there are many similarities between the two of them.



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