It had been fourteen years since I had seen her. The last time we were together, she was wearing a white dress and walking down an aisle and I was weeks away from moving to India. Her wedding was a goodbye that lasted fourteen years. Because of the wonders of Facebook, we have been able to reconnect over the last few years, mostly since our two little men were born just days apart from each other. Back in May, I got a sweet message asking me if I wanted to spend a weekend at her home with another one of our dear friends. It took me all of about two seconds to say, “YES!” And so, last weekend I hopped on a flight to Memphis and spent an amazing weekend catching up with friends. Fourteen years and twelve children later, it was like we were back in college. We talked…a lot. We laughed…a lot.
One thing I learned about Rebecca was that she loves blogs. And so, I thought I would dedicate this blog post to her as my way of saying thank you for initiating an amazing weekend that refreshed my soul. I haven’t laughed that much in years.
On Saturday night, Rebecca ran out to pick up some dinner for us (poor Ada was sick in bed). I was the lucky one who got to stay with her sweet little man, Graham (a Zachary look-alike). We only had a few minutes but I snapped from photos of him to bless sweet Rebecca with. And so Rebecca, here’s your little man. You are a beautiful mama and your four beautiful children are so blessed to have you as their mom. Keep walking, praying and trusting God, and He will fill in the gaps for you. You are doing an amazing job!
Thank you, Ada and Rebecca, for the late night talks, the great advice (Ada!), and the many, many laughs. Some things never change…3SE is the place to be!