I have 10 minutes before the girls and I need to leave to meet Gabe for lunch. We’re trying to squeeze a few more of these lunch dates in before they start school. I love that he works so close to home.
Yesterday was amazing. Very nearly perfect. Gail did a fabulous job of blogging about the day, so please go read her account, because I’m not going to repeat it all here.
Kimberly and the girls and I left Columbus on Tuesday at 5:12 p.m. We arrived at Krista’s around 9:30 maybe. Apparently, I slow down when I’m talking. As Kimberly said, she “taught” me how to use cruise on the way home. Much better. Plus we didn’t have C-bus rush hour traffic, a McD’s stop for Kimberly, a Wendy’s potty stop (ran over some senior citizens from the Fun Bus so we didn’t have to wait on them in the restroom), gas station stop to spank someone and rearrange booster seats.
I really don’t see how there’s any way it had been almost a decade since I’d seen Krista last. She hasn’t changed a lick except for being even prettier, even smarter, even funnier. My girls all went to sleep in Addy and K3rry’s room (those two camped out on Mommy and Daddy’s floor), and K, K, K and I stayed up chatting until sometime after midnight.
Kimberly and I snuggled on the pull-out sofa, and it was morning before I knew it. (Terri, you told me to tell you when I was being sarcastic. There you go!)
Yummy breakfast, showers, everybody dressed, off to the zoo. Again, visit Gail for details.
I plan on writing more about Gail and everybody later (she’s really one of the most wonderful people ever) when I post fabulous pics from our day. Regretfully, I took all the photos and didn’t get a single shot of me with anyone else. So, really I have no proof that Gail and I even met. How sad. But our kids loved each other like crazy and can’t wait to get together again.
God has really been speaking to my heart lately about my self-sufficient attitude. He wants me to love people, and He has shown me that I need them. He has helped me enjoy having people in my home and visiting new friends and sharing my heart and life with other women. This day has been hectic and messy and whiny, but I feel FULL and bulgy inside. Full of warmth and joy and blessing. Gail and Krista and Kimberly rubbed off on me and the comfort of friendship is getting me through these not-so-fun moments this morning.
God is just really good, and I’m so thankful that He’s been showing me what REALLY matters in life. Certainly not my “important” tasks or even writing books, but people. My husband, my daughters, my friends, my neighbors.
Okay, I’m late. Coming, Gabe! Pics forthcoming, and that’s a promise! There are some really, really GOOD ones. Cutest kids in all of Kentucky, I’d say!