Third Thursday Blog Hop: There are no perfect friends!

HAH-Blog-Hop-graphic-2I signed up to bring my friend Amanda a meal after the birth of her twins. It was a busy season for me, but I rationalized that I had to cook for my family anyway, so I’d just double it and cook for hers, too, on Wednesday.

I’d fed my Hamburger Helper and frozen pizza on Monday and Tuesday of that week. By Wednesday, I decided we needed a decent family meal. I baked meatloaf, cooked green beans, and baked some potatoes. I even made dessert which thrilled my youngest son who doesn’t believe a meal is complete without dessert (let me tell you…he has many incomplete meals!)

We sat down at the table and prayed. Then we started passing the food and enjoying dinner.  Mark said, “Wow Jill, this is a great meal. Is this what you took to Dave and Amanda tonight?”

I nearly choked on the food I was swallowing.

“Oh my goodness! Is today Wednesday??? I completely forgot!”

At this point it was after 6 pm and I was supposed to deliver dinner at 5. I rushed to the phone and called Amanda.  I apologized for forgetting to bring them dinner.  She was so gracious and reassured me that they had so many leftovers from other meals that had been brought earlier in the week, that they had plenty of food.

I was so frustrated with myself but I learned two things that day:

1) Don’t add one more thing to your already full schedule.

2) It’s good to have friends who are filled with grace when you mess up.

What about you? What story do you have to share about being or having an imperfect friend? 

Today is our monthly Blog Hop where other mom bloggers write about the topic of the month. Need to know you’re not alone? Click on any of the links below to read the stories of other moms and their friendship journeys!

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3 Responses to Third Thursday Blog Hop: There are no perfect friends!

  1. Oh my. I am so laughing right now because I did the EXACT SAME THING!! A friend had surgery and I willingly signed up to bring her and her family dinner one night. Then that day came. And it was a rough one. So my husband took the family out for a meal. …Then about 8 pm it suddenly hit me! I had totally forgotten to take my friend’s family their meal. I don’t think I’ve ever been so embarrassed and felt so bad!! I called her immediately and profusely apologized, to which she was gracious and said they had lots of leftovers from previous nights’ meals:) Since it was too late to take her breakfast I made sure they had breakfast the next morning first thing!

  2. Kathy Fehr says:

    We were planning a baby shower for my cousin and a friend had offered to help. I told her we had enough on the committee and planned to invite her to the shower. I passed out a lot of invitations at church by shoving them in the recipients diaper bags in the nursery. The shower came and went and that person didn’t come. I asked her the next day at church and she said she never got invited. I felt terrible and told her I had put the invitation in her diaper bag. She had not saw it in the bag. How awful and here she had offered to help with it. Not something that can be “undone”. She was understanding but boy was I embarrassed.

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