On today's list of gratitude, advil ranks pretty high. I am also thankful for tea, donuts and friends to share both with. Although suffering from a headache, I enjoyed two times of fellowship with my friends this evening. My LifeGroup met at Tim Horton's tonight with just the women in attendance. It was such a blessing to talk honestly without fear of judgement with these dear friends. I am so grateful for these women who are seeking God in such a real way while fully acknowledging the storms in their lives. There weren't any plastic Christians at our table tonight!
When I arrived home, I was fully intending to go straight to bed. But my neighbours had left me a present, so I needed to thank them. What was supposed to be a quick visit ended up being a much longer one. Once Steve showed up, J. made us both tea and pulled out the cookies. We laughed a lot. My neighbours have seen my messy house. They've seen my kids have full-out temper tantrums. Tonight they saw me so ridiculously tired that at one point I stopped speaking in English. But my dear neighbours love me even though I'm so far from perfect. I am so blessed by the presence of people in my life who are real with me and that I in turn can be transparent with. The fact that I can share laughter, tea, donuts, and headache remedies with them is just a bonus. :)