Some of my favorite days are when I get to stay at home, having minimal contact with the world.
Yet when I look back over my week, it’s often the contact I’ve had with people that stand out as the best moments.
I’m grateful for these five “people” moments I had over the past week:
1. Family at Hardee’s – on Saturday
When my parents were still alive, several in our family would gather at our local Hardee’s each Saturday morning. Frankly, it’s been harder to get up for it since their deaths, but knowing my aunt and uncle will be there, along with other random family members, gets us up periodically on Saturdays to join them. I’m glad we did this last Saturday, especially since my niece Danielle showed up; she’s moving up north in 2 days and I will miss her.
2. Two Russians at church – on Sunday
Two Russians evangelists that our church helps sponsor spoke to our church last Sunday. Despite English not being their native tongue, they both communicated flawlessly that the Lord shows up in all cultures, to all peoples, at all times. God’s love crosses all boundaries.
3. Lady friends – on Tuesday
Our friend Chloe met several of us for lunch on Tuesday before she flew back home to Kauai yesterday. I enjoyed spending time not only with her, but also catching up with some other ladies that I hadn’t seen much lately.
4. Mother-daughter time – on Wednesday
I drove down to Auburn Wednesday morning to take care of my daughter who had been really sick on Tuesday. We spent the day at her trailer just catching up, watching stupid TV shows together, Facebook stalking, and chatting with her boyfriend when he stopped by.
5. Meeting the doc – on Thursday
Like old times, I took Morgan to the doctor yesterday. As one college student after another drifted into the office, Dr. Mike and the staff treated them each with respect. He was amazed at how much better Morgan looked compared to two days earlier, and I was comforted to see her getting good care away from home, with or without mom.
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What people moments did you have this week?