“Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends.” {John 15:13, NASB}

Everything was unfamiliar to me.

The sounds. The smells. Even the people seemed different here.

We didn’t know a single person, my husband and I, in this giant city with fast moving cars and people rushing to get from one destination to another.

There were millions of us, like scattered ants on a hillside, busily doing, hardly noticing, barely looking up to catch our eye or acknowledge our existence.

We had just relocated from 5 states away, where my husband completed his work-related training program. Now, staring at all the empty moving boxes that we had unpacked in our tiny apartment, I couldn’t help but feel a little empty myself.

Even though my husband was with me, my one and only friend in this city, I needed a female friend. Almost a necessary ache lay within me to find at least one whom I could connect with…


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