This eloquent book about friendship, pain, and grace reveals the power found in being present during the everyday as well as the terribly hard—and reaching out to others, no matter what. Kara’s story is not one of disease, although she faces terminal cancer. It is not one of saying goodbye, although she is intentional in her time with her husband and four children. Kara’s story is one of seeing God in the hard and in the good. It is one of finding grace in the everyday. And it is one of knowing “God with us” through friendship. Whether readers want to be present with someone going through a difficult time or want inspiration for pursuing friendship in a new way, this eloquent and practical book explores the gift of silence, the art of receiving, and what it means to just show up.