HisGirl Amber, me & Sing4JoyI've had a wonderfully long and full day. The weather is Texas perfect, a sunny, breezy 81 degrees and perfectly lovely.
My Sunday started off at Starbucks. Don't think it can get much better? Hang on! My Sunday started off at Starbucks where I met Sing4Joy and HisGirlof Safari fame. We had a giggly, totally natural and unweird in a real life way despite the fact we've only been online friends until now.
I love these girls and their group because well, they're the perfect mix of brainy, beauty and just plain funny. Their comments on my blog are always full of truth and make me crack up at the same time. That's a tricky combination that they seem to have down real well.
I got the whole cousins connection worked out and that rocked. I mean, what kind of tricked out eighties style truck could unite cousins like the one of HisGirl's hubby??? (Ask her, she'll tell you all about the time she singlehandedly got that cool truck keyed and he married her anyway...true love, I tell ya!)
I got to witness S4J's hubby calling from Iraq and feel like I was serving our country well by giving up some of my precious minutes with her so she could encourage our troops. You should all stop by her place, check out her awesome photos, tell her thanks for her many sacrifices and read her toothbrush story while you're there. I'm just sayin' there's a laugh there for ya.
Then we decided that since we finished sipping our coffee and all and still had some time to kill that they would lead me on my virgin letterboxing voyage. We conquered the letterbox of the cry of the wolf and well, it was kinda fun. And did I mention it's free? Hello spring break entertainment! I mean, my kids treasure hunt in the backyard. Just imagine how psyched they'll be to go on a real life treasure hunt...score one for mom! Just for the record, you should know that they made me, the cancer victim fresh out of surgery a mere two weeks ago, dig for the heavily buried letter box. (ha!) and that's where I got a big ol' ginormous splinter in my finger. Waaah! Thankfully it came out without requiring a second surgery. (wink, wink)
Honestly, the friendship these women have offered me in the wake of my cancer diagnosis has been overwhelming. They've offered love, godly counsel, laughter, hope, consideration, a little fun and most importantly deep, earnest prayer, bunches and bunches of it, all on my behalf. Meeting them was wonderful and heartwarming and an experience I'll count as one of my most treasured gifts in this life.
"everyone is the friend of a person who gives gifts!" Proverbs 19:6
There will be more stories from this day. You can count on that!