this is my friend, terri. we became friends after i joined her moms in touch group two years ago. we clicked almost immediately. we could sit together for hours and never have a need for something to say. i love our long discussions and i admire her in so many ways, especially her unwavering faith and the many ways she shares that faith.
anyways, she called me up last night to invite me to go with her to our local farmer's market and then to her pool. i immediately said yes to the market as i hadn't been yet and have wanted to go. but the pool... hmmm... i don't think so. and i told her that. that i didn't think i would want to get into a swim suit and go to a public pool. but i told her i would give her my answer when i met her at the farmer's market.
i met her this morning at the market. we had a great time. one of the first booths we visited was one that sold hats. we had the most fun trying on different hats. of course, she looks good in hats. i don't. but she kept telling me i did and between her and the sales lady, i didn't stand a chance of walking away without a hat. we asked the sales lady to take our picture - it was the least she could do after buying two hats from her.
as we walked through the market, terri would say things like, "you are coming to the pool" and "you have to come to the pool with me." her encouragement and the fact that it was nearly 100 degrees convinced me that a trip to the pool would be fun and a good way to beat the heat. and even though i didn't want to put on the dreaded swim suit, i agreed to go.
... and it was great. i had a wonderful time. another friend (and her daughter) from our group joined us. it was a very nice time of visiting, soaking up some sun, and enjoying the refreshing powers of the pool. and as i was driving home, reflecting on the day, i couldn't help but be thankful for such a good friend. one that cared enough to invite me to spend part of the day with her. one that could coax me out of my confort zone, which i need to do more often. one that makes the world a better place.
thanks terri for a wonderful day. and thank you, God, for bringing terri and i together.
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