Today I am feeling rejuventated, optimistic, and refreshed. Thursdays are such a treat for me because of my church small group bible study through Restoration. We meet on Thursday mornings at a friend's home (with childcare provided!) so the moms can have a couple of hours to spend time together, take a deeper look at the passage that was preached on Sunday, and pray for one another. I am so encouraged, challenged, and blessed by this time and I learn so much from these women!
On our way home today Turner and I had a fun surprise lunch with one of my best friends here, Mickey and her son Dawson! Mickey is home from work today, so it was a real treat to get to hang out with them during the middle of the day. I really do have the greatest group of friends here. Over a year ago, I was really nervous to move to so far away from home, knowing no one, and being a stay at home mom to (at the time) a 4 month old. It took some time, but I met one person, then another, and another and before I knew it I had this amazing support system of friends with kids. Some days I feel guilty that Jesse is at work and I get to go spend our money (mainly at the grocery store...) and hang out with friends, but I am SO grateful for this wonderful community I have here. Today is a good day.
|Turner and Dawson hanging out at the playground.|