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Meet Heather Anderson

Heather Anderson is a board member here at A Friend for You. Continue reading to learn more about Heather.

Favorite coffee drink?  A 160z mug of freshly ground and brewed Pete’s Coffee Major Dickason’s Blend® with ¼ cup of caramel macchiato creamer.  Very specific? Yes.  Inexpensive? Also, yes.

What is the best piece of advice you have been given? “…Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry….” (Ephesians 4:26) I have tried to live by this verse and a reciprocal one “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” (Matthew 6:34)

I find, if I don’t go to bed angry at someone, I won’t lay awake at night worrying and stressing about how I will deal with things tomorrow.  Addressing problems right away makes for a better night of rest and a better following day.

If you could instantly become an expert in something, what would it be and why? A mnemonist, better known as “someone with the ability to remember and recall unusually long lists of data.”  Since I do not have this skill, I have lists for my lists, reminders galore on my phone, and I am terrible at games that require you to spout facts.

A Little Bit about Myself: I am the wife of a wonderful husband and have two teenage girls.  I own my own business working as a certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor Bookkeeper.  For fun, I like running, hiking, biking, rollerblading, and snowboarding.  When I am not enjoying the outdoors, I like a good historical fiction novel.   

Why are you passionate about a Friend for You? In the words of famous writer, C.S. Lewis, “Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, ‘What! You too? I thought I was the only one.”

No person is the “only one”, even if you feel like it at the time.  Growing up, my four siblings and I had the best environment my single-mom could provide on her own.  This did not mean we had everything, but she made sure we had what we needed.  Even if she stayed up all night to make it, or worked that extra shift to provide it for us, we were taken care of.  I want to be a friend to other moms who may be going through what my mom did.  I want to let them know they are not the “only one” and come alongside them to provide guidance to resources and a friend to call when the days get tough. 

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