Tonight my family and I spent an evening with some old friends. By old I mean friends that I have known for a very long time, not people who are elderly. Although, we were belatedly celebrating David's 37th birthday, so we are getting up there in age. The two families who were there with us are people that we have known since before we all had kids. We have been through major life changes together. And now that our kids are older and at different schools, are paths don't cross as much as I would like. There is something special about being with people who have known you for so long. I felt so comfortable and at ease. I can really be myself and not worry about what anyone will think.
I got to hear about one friend's recent trip to Uganda and see all of her wonderful pictures. I got to catch up with my other friend and hear how her life as a home school mom is going. We have nine children between us, but you wouldn't have know that there were more than three in the house. They have all known each other since birth, so they get along very well.
I had lentil soup for the first time and really enjoyed it. I did not try the Cuban sandwiches since the only ingredient I liked was the bread. I will post another day about my eating issues. Anyway, I assigned several categories to this post because when we get together we cover so many different topics. We all used to go to church together but now we worship at 3 different places, but we still share a common faith in Christ. I think that is what carries this friendship along year after year.
I am thankful for these friends and I pray that we would find the time to continue to fellowship together for many years to come.