We are blessed to have really good friends. The kind that stick with you through thick and thin, in joy and sorrow, who love your kids, and grandkids, and your parents, too!
Today, for the first time in a long time we had two of these families here after church. Nate and Kay came by this afternoon , too, and so did Vinnie and Emma.
Three rotisserie chickens, a large green salad, some fruit, chips and salsa and some fries made up lunch. My friends, Jen, Bonnie and I slipped away for some tea and chai lattes at a local tea shop.
While we were away this is what the kids and dads did.
When we ladies got back they were all inside because it had started to rain again. We got out some ice cream and graham crackers for ice cream sandwiches, and settled in for some talking with our guys. We got talking about personality tests (a good one is at www.16personalities.com) and one couple took the test as they hadn't done it in years.
We spent time talking about differences and how God brings us together as couples and that usually we are different to balance us out. I believe that marriage is platform for sanctification, and not only about romance. I know that I am a better person because of Tim.
We spoke of God wanting us to accept each other as someone uniquely made by God. That we must not only be in marriage looking for what we can get out of it, but what we can give and bring to our spouses.
Later, Tim's traditional pancakes were made from scratch, and we enjoyed our New York friends homemade maple syrup! Its so good.
Everyone left around 9:00 pm, I gave Tim a haircut and now everyone here is ready for bed at 20 minutes to 11:00pm.
The kitchen is clean,
The living room is too, even though there were 22 people here today.
The lights are low and I am alone in the living room. I hope you all had a wonderful weekend, full of good things and friendship. I know that I did. I'm grateful for God's grace, and for how He works to draw people together in fellowship as believers together. We are grateful for the love and acceptance these friends give to us.
Joining Bernideen @BTTCG and Sandi for No Place Like Home