today was georgia's fall party at mother's day out. the kids were out of the room while us parents set up the tables. i could hear them coming so i snuck my head out the window and caught a glimpse of them walking together holding their rings...
i came back in quickly to get her reaction and this is what happened when she saw me standing there....so we ate and played and made sure to let the other know how thankful we were to be together for lunch today... so last night was trunk or treat at our church and i got no pictures of the action because...
a) it was inside the church and there was a million people and a million degrees and
b) richard simmons was being mr. grump pants
sooo, here's a picture from last year. remember the sucker situation. she wanted to sit on that curb and work on that one sucker the whole night...well this year wasn't much different. she's still very much into suckers but instead she wants to upwrap everyone of them. take a few licks. then throw them away. that's her idea of a good time. so that's what we did at 8:00pm last night. i knew she wouldn't actually eat any of them so i just kept letting her unwrap so they'd get gone :)
tomorrow we have our favorite foods friday party then another saturday & sunday. i have a feeling that we will all be partied and candied out by they week's end. but nevertheless, i'm still thankful these fun times.
and speaking of fun times. and celebrating. two friends from auburn came up here yesterday and we spent the morning together getting pedicures and having lunch. these are my friends revel and deann. their a mother daughter pair. i have two separate 'friendships' with them. revel is 10 years younger. i was her acteens leader at our old church in auburn and we developed a special bond. when we hang out there doesn't feel like there is a weeks difference in our ages. she's cool like that and i adore her. and yesterday was her 22nd birthday. i'd say a reason to celebrate.
through our relationship, her mom and i developed our own friendship. she's 20 years older than me. and when we hang out there doesn't feel like there is a weeks difference in our ages. she's cool like that and i adore her just as much. in fact she's a part of the woman i am today and a lot of the woman i want to be 20 years from now. she's my go-to lady for all things serious and silly. she's different and lovely and brutally honest and unselfishly giving all at once. and she just so happens to be a brand new certified flight instructor. she's not just a pilot. she makes pilots out of people. this has been a long time coming and i couldn't be more excited to be there to celebrate with her...
and lastly. and most importantly. i am celebrating the healing in my dear friend summer's life. this time two weeks ago she was having a normal day with her husband and boys. this time last week she was in ICU with a feeding tube after having 2 strokes. and tonight she out of the hospital...on her way to a full recovery and a return home to the place she belongs with her precious family. to the glory of God she is fine. and not only fine but she is on solid ground. her body has been shaken but her faith is steadfast. as is her husband's...all of her friends and family have been praying since this happened for god to work mightily. and speedily. and wondrous. and he has. healing doesn't always come this side of heaven but when you see it happen, it's always beautiful. breathtaking beautiful. i couldn't be more thankful for the ways in which he is healing her body. and i wait with anticipation to hear the ways in which he's healed her soul. ways in which she didn't even know needed healing. that's the most beautiful kind. will you join me in praying that she get home to those boys as quickly and as whole as possible?
and will you take the time to look around you and see all the many things in your own life to celebrate? little things. big things. even the broken things which you know is on the mend. and be thankful for those all well?
okay good. i'll be back later with more. off to tell my groom just how thankful i am for him eating the last reese's cup. night night.