NOTE: I wrote this a week ago and didn't publish it right away.
I have just spent a wonderful evening with a fun group of women. A few months ago I hadn’t met most of them. They included me, and I am glad.
We laughed and ate and played games. We talked babies (there were 3 of them present, and several on the way) and potty training and cooking.
It was wonderful to laugh and have fun like that. I was so tired beforehand, so drained from 3 days in a row of listening to loud kids and answering numerous questions and just trying to function on not enough sunlight. But I was determined to go to this Christmas party – I’d been invited and included. The women seemed very nice and I wanted to spend time with them and get to know the people in our new church. I went, and I am so glad I did. The tiredness seemed to melt away in all the laughter. Sometimes happiness is contagious.
So tonight I am uplifted and grateful. And tired. Goodnight!