Our "reward".....take out from Red Lobster! That was one amazing meal eaten on the comfort of our couch after a long, hard day. Exhausted children sound asleep and the History channel turned on! I will have to say that the BEST part of my day was meeting a neighbor, (and new kindred spirit) that I never knew I didn't have. She and her husband and precious daughter live 30 seconds from us....no joke! She introduced herself and we got to talking. We have SO MUCH in common it's weird! I won't go into it now, but I will say that without a doubt God has brought us together. They are our age and have such a love for the Lord, a pure, passionate love that I can FEEL. Since our meeting last Saturday I have seen her at least 5 times!! Just today she so sweetly brought some fresh cut lilacs tied w/ a matching purple bow, (a girl after my own heart) and a sweet card. We spent some time together w/ our children. We discovered that we both have the same "favorite store", (that would be Goodwill). And then, Jake and I and the boys went there tonight and who was the first person we see when we walk in?? We laughed and laughed! I can feel a future of memories waiting to be made.
"Never refuse any advance of friendship,
for if nine out to ten bring you nothing,
one alone may repay you."
~Madame de Tencin