Life is difficult. Not just for me or other ALS patients. Life is difficult for everyone. Finding ways to make life meaningful and purposeful and rewarding, doing the activities that you love and spending time with the people that you love – I think that’s the meaning of this human experience.”
On Thursday, my three sisters and I seized the moment again and met for another Sister Session. Our favorite meeting place these days is the Cracker Barrel near Lake Lanier Islands. Though it is always completely worth the drive in Atlanta traffic, it is a good hour from my home. It is nice that sis, Mary Ann lives close so we can carpool.
This location works best as Laura works as a HR Manager at Singleton Marina and works hard in advance so that she can take a little longer lunch and spend it with her sisters to give us a little more time together. Although, I think we all agree that it is never enough time. <smile>
From the rising of the sun to the place where it sets, the name of the LORD is to be praised.”
Within hours of our Sister Session, I was joined by six friends from our church at our place in the North Georgia Mountains for a Women’s Retreat. Girls need time together, to chat, to share ideas, to laugh, to cry, to eat yummy food together, to drink coffee, wine or tea together. Kim, Wanda, Sheila, Susan, Shari, Dixie, and I had the most wonderful , restful, inspiring time together, solitude/silence, cooking, collaging, and just hanging out. My favorite part was all of us meeting on Mom’s Dream, our boat, at 6:15 a.m. and taking a sunrise cruise. This was the first time I had ever done this, but I am sure it will not be my last!
Just as we wound up our Women’s Retreat, it was time to get back to Marietta where Leah was hosting a baby shower with her friend, Katie, for their long-time friend, Kayla. The “A-Hoy, It’s a BOY” themed party was super special! I got there in time to hold another newborn, Katie’s niece, this one only two months old. I was intrigued by Baby Blakely’s tiny toes!
Yes, girls need time together.
Who will you intentionally celebrate
life with in the very near future?
I am always grateful for what my Mama always called “Traveling Mercies” as we move from here to there on these adventures in our life.