When the soup is enough…

When the soup is enough... by Keri Kettle

When your friend gets the terrifying diagnosis, or her heart just got broken, or her kid is making choices that make her wonder what happened to the sweet, little boy that used to give her sloppy wet toddler kisses on her knees…

Sometimes all you can do is show up with some soup.

You didn’t hand-cut the noodles or brine the chicken for three days.  It’s not the kind of soup that takes 25 ingredients and three days.  It’s not the kind you want to Instagram in all its slow-cooked glory.

It’s just soup.

And it’s more than enough.

I heard Carrie Fisher talking on the radio about her mom and step-mother, describing them as “stand-up, show up broads”.

I want that on my tombstone:  “She was a stand-up, show up broad”

When life hits the fan, we stand with each other on the hard days, we show up for each other even when it’s inconvenient.  We bring each other soup.

And it’s more than enough.

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