Great friends of ours from Texas were here visiting last week and it was so good to see them! You know, there are different kinds of friends, aren't there? Just think of those friendships you have that easily pick up where you left off as if the time in between didn't pass. There's sadness there because the time spent together is much less than once was, but so thankful to have time together when it occurs.
Well, I am so blessed to have a handful of such friends and here is one...
Allie & I met several years ago at church. She was the "Pastor's Wife" at our church (& oh how she loves to be called that...hee! hee!) and I was a little intimidated by her in our first few meetings. We laugh about it now... Allie is confident to share what she is feeling/thinking most of the time. I have come to love this about her because I can talk to her about anything and know I'm going to get a straight and honest answer. She is a hero among moms, let me tell you! She has a set of triplets and a set of twins, and I'm not kidding you, she was born with a cape under her clothes. She is Super Mom (& is hating that I'm saying this about her), a devoted wife and an awesome friend! I miss you, Allie, and I'm so glad we got to spend some time together last week. I miss our lunches together and our girls night out, making fun of Elliott (er, I mean talking about how wonderful Elliott is), and trying to better ourselves as Moms by bouncing ideas off each other.
So, we took Elliott & Allie to the Westside Market, which is a cool open market. We had fun walking around making fun of the pigs' heads, pork butts, and all kinds of crazy things you can get there. (And, yes, people really buy the pig's head...it's only $8 for a large one!) From there, we sampled beer at the Great Lakes Brewing Company, visited Lake Erie and then returned to our house for some Texas Taco Soup and Ohio Buckeyes, complete with a few rounds on the Wii.
Elliott was our pastor in Houston as well as my boss. I learned so much working with him and miss that relationship. However, he is still my Pastor and has so much wisdom and knowledge. We are blessed to call you friend!
We love you guys!
Until next time...