Can I Do Your Dishes?

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My dad passed away. My husband left the next day for an international business trip. I felt alone with my 6 kids and a funeral to plan.

Then a friend passed by to bring me a loaf of fresh bread. Heaven.

Then she asked me, “Is there anything I can do for you?”

Instantly everything I had to do came to mind. I didn’t know what to ask her to do; I just knew what I had to do.

The dishes, the laundry and clean the whole house for guests and somehow get around to making the funeral program. I was overwhelmed.

Then she said, “Can I do your dishes?”  Yes.

While she did my dishes, I held her baby—a gift to someone who is done having babies.

At the same time, another friend came by asking if she could help me finish the funeral program. Yes.

Is there anything I can do for you? Yes… Give me something to say yes to, because you know I need the help, but am too overwhelmed to know where I need it most.

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