Tuesday, June 15, 2010

4:00am

"It's the friends you can call at 4am that matter" -- Marlene Dietrich

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If I was gonna write a song, it would be called 4:00am Friends using the Dietrich quote as part of the chorus.   

It's the friends you can call at 4am that matter
It's the friend who is instantly awake
It's the friend who says "I'll be right there"
It's the friend who flys across the country just because you are in need
It's the friend who never asks "What were you thinking?"
It's the friend who hears your pain
It's the friend who says "I love you-hang on til I get there"
It's the friend who makes a pot of coffee & talks to you on phone while all the world is sleeping
It's the friend who never judges, but offers sound advice
It's the friend who offers counsel & tells you things will turn out alright
It's the friend who says "Come stay with me - we will find the way together"
It's the friend who cries along with you even when they think the guy is a bastard
It's the friend who never says "I told you so"
It's the friend who asks "What can I do, what do you need, are you ok?"
It's the friends you can call at 4am that matter

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These are the friends that we hope, at least once in our lives, that we have.  It is the friend we hope to be when someone is hurting.  I know who are on that list in my life.  I know who I can, & have called, at 4am.  I know what it is to come instantly awake, ready for whatever that call or knock on the door is bringing.   This is unconditional love, a servant's spirit.  This is truly loving someone else at least as much as yourself but in truth loving them more.  Being ready for spiritual warfare at times, being ready to jump in the truck & load up their stuff at another, or simply being the shoulder they can cry on.  To drive where ever it is that they can be safe.  It is calling the cops because you just might kill the bastard for what he did & he ain't worth sittin' in jail about.  It is crying at the tragedy, comforting others, making breakfast, calling friends & relatives with the news.  It is sitting at a hospital bedside, it is taking charge, it is just being there.  It is sitting quietly because words are not necessary.  It is holding hands because that is all you can do.  It is being strong for someone else & breaking down privately.  It is 4am, & you just got the call.

~~blessed be...


5 comments:

Territory Mom said...

Beautiful, my sister is my friend I can call then if necessary we will call my brother for reinforcements.

Cassie said...

Stopping by from Friday Follow and I'm your newest follower.

I too am from a small town... they just keep reeling you back in!

Bringing Pretty Back said...

BEAUTIFUL!! TRUE!!!
Thank you for your comment this morning on y blog! also ...so true!
have a pretty day,
Kristin

Traci66 said...

Thank You for joining Follow Me 40 and Over and Friday-Follow. I am now following you. I hope you will come see me.

SueMac said...

This is beautiful! I have a few friends like that and I'm very blessed! Found you on Follow Friday and I'm following!