memory lane

Saturday was all kinds of wonderful. I spoke at a Ladies’ Tea at a Mennonite church, just a half mile down the country road from where I lived for 2 years when I was growing up. (my parents live a mile or so away now)

My sweet, precious grandma got to come (Mom and Dad picked her up at the nursing home). And my aunt Susie. And so many other sweet ladies I knew from way back when. I spent three sweet hours with these dear souls and left feeling all warm and fuzzy and nostalgic.

I got to sit with my wonderful high school English teacher, Judith (we used to call her Judith anytime we saw her outside of school–now that I’m old I can’t help but call her Mrs. Steider.) and her sweet mama. I got to see Joann whose son owns the grocery store I worked at for awhile (I loved working with her). I got to chat with Shan and her daughter Margaret (we missed you, Jenny!).

And my old bus-mate Andrea. She was two years ahead of me in school and we were never close, but if we lived near each other now, I know we’d be great friends. And Katie, who used to be little and followed me around my sister’s cross country meets because I was “older and cool and paid attention to her.” She’s 26 now! And Gertie and Sharon and Regina and Ivy and Michelle and Sara and Marilyn and Vicki and Willie and so many others.

It was once-in-a-lifetime special, and I won’t ever forget it. I’m so thankful God gave me the opportunity.

And those dear gals donated 12 more Expecting books. 236 is our whopping running total. Still collecting names of pregnancy centers and $5 book donations and stories of how God is moving in your hearts. Click here for a list of where the books have gone so far.

I probably won’t be writing a ton this week (except for NaNoWriMo), but maybe I can make it up to you in pictures.

If you could have a nostalgic chat with someone from your past, who would it be?

Have a wonderful Monday!

2 thoughts on “memory lane

  1. Kimberly

    I’m glad it went well. I can’t think of anyone, probably because it’s after midnight! Probably one of my grandfathers who have both been gone for many years.

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