Many of my mom's friends have been amazing. I countlessly receive packages in the mail or cards of encouragement. It has amazed me how much they have continued to support no only my mom, but me as well. My mom was truly blessed with an amazing group of friends. I hope that when I am at that age I can look around me and have the same "circle."
Marie is one of those people that is exceptionally beautiful inside and out. She has amazed me this past year and a half, like clockwork she regulary calls me every few weeks to check in. Her goofiness and positive attitude are always welcomed and brighten my day. Although Marie lives in Chicago, is a recent newlywed, teacher and now starting to get her masters... she still finds time to call. Her dedication to our friendship and continued support have amazed. I'm sure she'll probably read this and think "oh its not that big of a deal" but it trully is. You would be amazed at how many people "forget to call" or "oh, i'll check in later" mentality. Chris and I have family members and close friends that we have not talked to in over a month or longer.
So that is why Marie is my unexpected "act of kindness." I hope that sometime I can return the favor to someone in need and lead by her amazing example! Thanks Marie... you're truly an amazing person!
Picture of Marie and I in college