I have had meetings over the past two nights...Tuesday for 3rd Grade Camp at Scenic Hills and Wednesday for VBS at Greenville Christian Church. Tuesday's meeting ran about and hour and a half and I was home by 9:00. Last night meeting went about 2 hours...however I didn't make it home until nearly 11:00!
My friend Rebecca and I walked out together and we began to chat. Before we got out of the parking lot Denise arrived and added to the conversation. Soon I was calling home to let Mickey know that I was chatting in the parking lot, and after I hung up, our conversation continued. What seemed like minutes later Rebecca's phone rang (twice...while in a fit of laughter she opted not to answer the first time!) She looked at her watch as to she talked to her husband and said... "I didn't realize it was .... 10:20!" She then proceeded to melt into laughter as we all did.
Isn't it amazing how a brief conversation can turn into 2 hours? How laughter can make the time just fly by? When I got home Carly wanted to know what we had been talking about for 2 hours. I could honestly say, "Everything". We talked of church, our children, our friend Stephanie who recently went to be with our Father in Heaven...we talked about many things and laughed until our sides hurt. In short...we left our own worlds for a brief time and entered a time of cleansing from our days...it was like a gentle breeze had blown away the frustrations of the day and had left us feeling lighter and happier than when we first arrived...at least that was how I felt!
How good and pleasant it is when brothers live together in unity! Psalm 133:1 I kind of like the version written in The Message... it reads How wonderful, how beautiful, when brothers and sisters get along! I think that sense of unity, that sense of belonging is very important to everyone. We all long to feel accepted and loved by those we call family...and isn't that what a church is... a family of believers?!
Last night...in the parking lot at GCC...I enjoyed some family time. I enjoyed the conversation, I needed the laughter, and I felt a sense of peace when I left.... thanks for the chit chat ladies!!!