i went to md/dc/va this weekend to visit some friends that i rarely see. seriously, i hadn't seen a few of them in a couple of years. PTL for social networking and text messages!
we had a blast. i mean, so much fun...i really love these people
the initial purpose of the trip was to see my sweet friend Aly who was visiting for the distant, mysterious land of Canada. But i squeezed in as much time with everyone else as possible (that mainly involved me lounging on a couch or chair holding Seth and Janet's baby Edith, or eating food with people.)
first night was dinner with the Remsnyders, Matt and 2/3 of the Kless family; Becca & Behr. The Kless family was so sweet to open their home to me, though i barely saw them!
here are pictures!
|i taught Audrey to wink|
|photo by seth|
|i got to be part of the boys club and smoke with matt and seth|
Sunday night i had dinner with one of my favorite people on earth, Jenny James, and her husband Ryan
|words cannot express how much i love jenny james.|
|jenny and ryan and their phones|
|matt loves math|
|ryan and matt playing Kinnect|
|my favorite Canadian, Aly! Breakfast adventure at Founding Farmers|
|Aly and Kyle brought me back a present from NYC|
|Janet is a special friend.|
|bringing home my unicorn plaid by seth!|
|bonding with edith|
and also my car wouldn't shift out of park. What the what?
i looked online, and found a very ghetto, very MacGyver solution to that problem. I have to deal with the tire now. I hate this stuff. I really do. I just kind of lost it, crying session in the bathroom at work. (there are many perks to having a co-worker for a roommate! One is getting rides when the S this the fan!)
after a sweet text from Jenny, i told her what happened, confessed that i was anxious and not trusting the Lord. At 7:30am, everything is 100 times worse. Everything is a crisis! She encouraged me and minutes later i got this text
if that doesn't make your heart swell to the size of a watermelon, i don't know what will. Edson is the best part of the picture. Just chillin' with his bowl. Doin' what he do.
I also got 2 offers to borrow cars until this is all fixed. How sweet is the Lord? How sweet that he stirs hearts of friends and family to jump in and help out! I am so blessed by the people in my life.
it's amazing how one little hiccup and overshadow every sweet and good thing that just happened. It's sad how a flat tire and stubborn gear can wipe away your memory of God's provision in the past. it's crazy how fear of financial issues can make you forget God's faithfulness.
"You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you" Isaiah 26