Thursday, July 23, 2009

...across the room to make good on a promise...


Sometimes the most insignificant deed can turn into a very pleasant "big deal"!

That was my experience today as I made good on a promise to a special friend of mine...a promise made a number of years ago. I remember very clearly the day she so very nicely made her request to some day, when I had time, when I was ready, be given a ride on the back of my Harley Davidson motorbike. Deb lives on the way to one of my favourite coffee/lunch places approximately 35 minutes from my home. We decided that I would pick her up for coffee this afternoon and we would go on my bike! I was not surprised to find her waiting for me wearing a nice pair of jeans (I had nixed the "longer shorts" idea), ankle boots complete with pointy toes and little spikey heels (I said no to gym shoes!), soft caramel coloured lamb skin leather jacket (because I said leather, not fabric) with matching gloves (I said, please wear them even though it's hot outside!), and of course, her designer sunglasses to match her jacket! Always the fashion statement...that's my friend Deb!

She loved the ride, especially on the way back since by then she saw that she could trust my riding skills. Perhaps I put the fear into her by being overly demanding of her riding attire! I think I enjoyed providing the ride as much as she enjoyed being the passenger, but more than that, we both thoroughly enjoyed our two hour visit! One of the greatest blessings in life is to have a friend with whom you can share matters of the heart. Deb is one of those people in my life. There's something very relaxing about knowing you are understood especially when you are sharing rather controversial material. On the flip side it is an honour to be trusted with another persons thoughts and words. When you never have to mention the word confidential you know you are in the company of a very trusting and safe friend.

What started out to be the fulfillment of a promise turned into an amazing afternoon of bonding with an amazing friend!

3 comments:

Jobina said...

ooo, that sounds like fun! That you and Deb both took the plunge!

Michele said...

How awesome to have great friends! Glad you had such a great day!

Joyce Doerksen said...

I'm sure you had a GREAT time!!!I love visiting with my friends as well,some more then others...LOL.But most of all I love visiting with my sister Carol,and we will see each other in less then a month !!