Friday, March 6, 2009

TGIF... even if I have to go to work tonight...

I see it's been a while since I posted anything. I'm feeling so cheerful right now. My best friend, Mary, is coming tonight for a girls-night-in. I always enjoy the time I get to spend with her. We get to talk about everything from our boys, her relationship, my husband, life in general, extended family, fun things to do, ideas for her kitchen, and most fun, is the conversations we have about our Heavenly Father and how He is working in each of our lives. It's so cool. I'm so thrilled that she is growing and learning and seeing things for her life... and I'm inspired by her desire to want to grow closer to the Lord as well. It's a blessing.

It's been almost 4 years since this picture was taken. I was just recovering from all my cancer treatments and my hair was coming back. We had not been in close contact with each other for a while prior to my cancer. But one thing I learned when I was going through my cancer was to sieze the moment. Mary was going through a difficult time, had just bought herself her very own home, and I was going through cancer. I wasn't sure at the time if I was going to be ok or not... and I just wanted to be the friend God wanted me to be for her, as well as the friend she needed me to be for her. Through those difficult days for both of us, our friendship became something even more precious to us. I love her so much as my friend and sister in Christ. And she's pretty amazing too!

So, I'm blessed this evening to be able to spend more time with her and just be us. I thank the Lord every day for the people He has placed in my life.

Who are you thankful for?

Penny Sue


Ginger said...

Hi Penny:
It's great to have a best friend to hang out with. I hope you have a great time catching up.
I am going to Las Vegas Sunday morn. and meeting up with my best friend.
Come and see my last blog...I showed some of my kids and who else I am going to see in Vegas.

English Cottage in Georgia said...

Penny, as St. Pat's Day approaches I have been getting in the mood with music. I often think of you and want to share one of my fav songs,
ENJOY it with Bailey's Irish Cream while you visit with your BFF :-)

just a little bit shabby said...

Penny, my Dear,
I am so glad that you are having a visit with your friend. What joy you must feel!!
In a couple of weeks Jen and I are off to Alabama to visit one of my dear friends.
Hope you two had time to catch up.
Will you be horse (sp?) from talking when she goes!! Can't think of any thing better than to talk and talk and talk! Have GREAT time!!
Hugs, sandy