I am very lucky to have been in great company over the past week. Often times I get an overwhelming feeling of gratitude towards God for the people He has placed in my life. Twice during this past week I found myself in the company of amazing women.
Early in the week I was able to go out of town with three other home school moms. We have been planning a trip to a home school curriculum warehouse in Houston. While planning a couple of months ago we figured as long as we were in Houston we might as well visit The Cheesecake Factory and The Container Store. :) The morning we were to leave, a horrible storm moved through our area. We managed to get everyone in my car but then had to wait an hour while the worst of the storm passed. We decided the safest place to wait was Starbucks... I am glad you agree! :) When things seem to settle down we got back in the car and started our journey to Houston. The first hour of the trip we continued to discuss if we should cancel and go home or push through. Lets just say we were four moms with some serious determination to continue our girls trip. We fought the rain ( heavy, heavy rain) the entire 3 1/2 hours to our destination. Once we got to the home school warehouse the weather cleared and the rest of the day was fantastic. Throughout the trip I found myself repeatedly thanking God for placing these women in my life. I loved every moment of sharing stories, comparing notes, and fellowship. We laughed, and laughed, and laughed. It was a stressful day due to the weather but the wonderful moments made it all worth it.
Over the weekend, my mother, mother-in-law, daughter, cousin, and her daughter (plus myself) traveled 7 hours to Kilgore, Texas. When I was in college I had the once in a life time opportunity to be a Kilgore College Rangerette. This year the organization celebrated its 75th anniversary. We decided in early February that we would make the road trip to see the annual spring performance, Revels. Again, we had horrible weather the night before. My husband and I were up until 1am and then I had to get up at 4:30am to make the seven hour trip. Regardless of being tired, I repeatedly thanked God for giving me the opportunity to make these memories with women I hold so dear to my heart. We had a fantastic time and the performance was incredible. I was able to show my daughter so many new things and expose her to a caliber of dance that just isn't found where we live. She loved every second of the weekend. I was able to see some of my college room mates and relive some of the most amazing memories of my life. It was a very special weekend shared with very special people.
I just can't help but thank God for placing so many wonderful people in my life. Regardless if I have known them my whole life or just recently, He has blessed me with so many wonderful relationships. I woke up this morning feeling like I had been hit by a truck but also feeling incredibly lucky. The past week has provided memories I will keep with me for a lifetime.