Saturday, January 22, 2011

Friends by Grace

This week I was really feeling the grumps. I went to the chiropractor on Monday and he asked me how I felt. I said, "I'm grumpy, I'm fat, and I hurt!" He said, "It's the weather!" No, this wasn't just a blow-off. He was right. It's been grey and unseasonably cold here for a few weeks now. The sun seems to come out for a few hours, just to tease us, then it's back to grey and cold. (Now, if you live North of Savannah, don't get mad at me, I know it's colder and greyer up there!) Anyway, I think I'm a person who really doesn't do well in this kind of weather. It really seems to affect my mood. I also tend to get more headaches when there is stormy weather, something about barometric pressure, I think.

Anyway, this post isn't about complaining. It's about how God sends us friends to perk us up. I was praying early in the week about my mood, I hate to be grumpy and down all the time. Well, God answered me in the form of friends this week. On Wednesday, we had plans to meet some friends at a park to play football and have lunch. My friend called in the morning to tell me that the park was wet and muddy, and the forecasted sun seemed to be covered by clouds. So we decided to move the party to the Gibson house. What a blessing! It was just so nice to talk, about important stuff, and unimportant stuff. It's not like we solved any problems or anything, but it sure felt nice to just talk and laugh. I don't know, I guess other people can just give you a different perspective. Make us feel like we're not alone in this thing called life.

On Thursday, another friend came over, bringing lunch for me and the kids! What a sweet time of fellowship we had. I just really felt God's arms around me through my friends this week. He knew just what I needed, right when I needed it!

My prayer is that I can be those arms of Christ to my friends!

Have you hugged your friend today? :)

Danielle <><

1 comment:

  1. you are without a doubt one of those friends...

    you have touched and warmed our lives - that's from your friends in the real north... it's 7F right now with a good 24" snow pack in the backyard...