So last night 2 of my worlds collided. It was good. Real good. But that doesn't make it any less strange.
Beth and I came to Austin this weekend for several reasons. First of all, she's been like 4 times in the last 3 years without me because I am working all the time. Secondly, our dear friends Kalyse and Jackie live here. Thridly, one of my oldest friends from Abilene just moved back here from Florida. Now, she was supposed to stop on her way back to Austin from Florida in Houston and have dinner with us, but she got stuck in traffic in Baton Rouge and it was 9:00 p.m. before she got to Houston and she thought she just HAD TO GET TO AUSTIN so she didn't stop...but, whatever!! (I kid, I kid)
So last night Becky came over and we all went to the Capitol Building to sing Christmas carols and watch the lighting of the Christmas Tree. Then, we went to Matt's Mexican Food and ate some muy bueno food. Followed that with some Scattergories and laughing non-stop and a good time was had by all.
I have known Becky since the 1988-89 6th grade school year at Jefferson Middle School. Sadly, it's been 9 and one-half years since I last saw her. It better not be anouther (that's misspelled for you Becky) 9.5 yrs before I see her again or she's in trouble. We had your typical middle school and high school drama about who liked who or who was going to take who to what dance and meaningless stuff like that. But through it all, the friendship has remained. For that I am forever grateful.
Kaylse enters the picture during college. There's a whole 14 blogs to talk about all of Kalyse and mine's drama over the past 12 years...especially when it comes to her past roommates (think psycho on steroids and you might get close). Jackie comes into the picture because of Kalyse and Beth and I are thrilled to have gotten to know her. And Beth and JAckie can eat all the Sushi they want, while Kalyse and I laugh at them, make vomiting noises, and secretly wonder how they can eat that stuff and not get food poisoning.
And of course there's my Schmoopie, Beth. Next month is our 7 year wedding annivesary. Here's to 70 more!
So several of my worlds collided last night. It's always a little strange, but it's always good.
Beth and I have been blessed with dear friends in our life, both before we knew each other and since. We also got to see Jason and Sarah yesterday...they live in San Marcos, 30 minutes from Kalyse and Jackie. They looked really good and seemed happy and even though we didn't talk about Lily, their baby that died during childbirth about 4 months ago, I hope that they are finding some peace and know that we love them dearly. And they better get themselves to Houston during baseball season so we can go to a game. You have 19 months...so get yourselves there! You hear?!?
As we are in the throws of Christmas, I pray that you remember that Christ was born into this world in a manger and lived and died so that wouldn't have to die, at least not spiritually, and so that you can live with Him forever.
To friends: old, new, dear, forever, and those unknown.
Peace and Love.