Yesterday was definitely a high spot on the calendar for us...it was the long awaited day that Tom and I would meet our long-time friends, Fred and Chris, in Richmond for lunch.
We try and plan a get-together as a twosome (just us girls) once a year and a foursome once a year to renew old friendships and to catch up on what's happening in our lives. With 14 children between us, there's a lot of information to pass along, lots of grandbabies' pictures to show off, and lots of quilt talk!
Maggiano's, located at Short Pump Town Center, was a fun new place for us to visit. The food was delicious, although we opted for the soup and salad and didn't experiment with some of the more exotic Italian dishes.
Our personable waiter gladly took a picture of the four of us together. What a good day it was! Thanks, friends!
On another note...since I've mentioned our home church on the blog many times before and posted pictures of some of our activities, I would like to mention that this Sunday was the last gathering of our home fellowship...it was a low spot for us today.
In the past months some families have moved away from our area, and others who were driving long distances (like 2 hours each way) have (understandably) decided that it was too much to drive each Sunday. Another family decided that they needed a fellowship with a larger cross-section of families. So a decision was made to acknowledge the end of our home fellowship and pursue whatever else the Lord might have for us.
Would you pray for wisdom and discernment for us to know what to do next, where to find fellowship of like-minded families, and for encouragement for all of our family during this season of our lives. Thank you so much!