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Jen on December 12, 2009

Earlier this week I received an e-mail that my co-op was going to have a ladies Christmas get together on Friday.  I was debating on whether to go and I had to make some dessert/snack to share and bring a white elephant gift.  I kept changing my mind as to whether I was going and I finally made up my mind around 5 on Friday.  I would go, stop at Wal-mart and pick up chips and salsa and take books I was getting rid of, for my white elephant.  Even as I was driving, I was talking to my sister on the phone and telling her I didn't want to go, it just took too much energy. 

You know what?  I had the BEST time.  We laughed so much and had such a great time.  I forgot how much I enjoyed the friendship of these ladies.  It was good to see my friends, to give hugs and be given them.  It was great to laugh and tease.  The memory of this night will be one that I hold close for the rest of my life.  I can't tell you exactly why it meant so much...maybe it is because we are in such limbo right now, raising support and not being at church each Sunday and just kind of feeling like I don't fit anywhere. 

But God, decided to give me this precious time with dear friends.  It was totally undeserved and unexpected but wholeheartedly appreciated and treasured.