My friend Katie, decided to start the support group and we meet at our church every Sunday evening. It is not a church-thing its just at the church and they provide free childcare. Katie thought it would be good to have a place that we could get together and just chat about how things are going in our lives... Her husband is a chaplain and they keep connected with people via newsletter. One lady that they used to go to church with contacted Katie after reading about the support group and asked if her Bible study group could "adopt" each of us!
Here is Walker with Katie...
And here is my "special friend", Christy with her daughter Annaka. We have emailed a few times in the last month or so and she has also sent me a card. I was excited to meet her because I am not good at the 'pen pal' stuff. It was wonderful, we all had lunch together, I think there were over 20 of us altogether. What a blessing!
Ok, I do have a question for y'all. Can you think of something we can call one another besides "special friend," or "adopted friend." We even tried "secret friend," - that one sounds creepy! Their group is called "The Crossings" and ours has a really catchy name "Deployed Spouses Support Group." Any ideas??? Feel free to think about this off and on throughout the day and let me know all of your ideas. Maybe I can throw in a crayon cozy for a winning name - in a few weeks of course!
The ladies gave each of us a little spring goody bag too. It was a tremendously awesome day for us! Plus Walker was a champ in the car!
You will make known to me the path of life; in your presence is fullness and joy; in your right hand there are pleasures forever. Psalm 16:11