Ahhh the joy of fireworks, friends and freedom...
I spent most of the day relaxing, cleaning and being alone in solitude... but that gets old after awhile. Yesterday I was so busy! Lunch with my aunt Sandy at PF Changs (yummy jioazi!) then dinner at Krua Thai with Jeanelle (yum and Jeanelle you are a sweetheart!) and then late night Badminton with Kyle & Kelly. Good Times!
So after spending part of the day alone, you would think that would be OK by me.. but I actually was anxious to be with people again! How can that be? Little ol' introverted hermit crab Sabrina coming out of her shell??? WOAH (say it like Joey from Blossom!)
Thankfully Tabitha came over and we chatted for awhile and she brought over some really delicious cookies! We met up with Sarah, Ellen, Mark & Bonnie at TGI Fridays before fireworks. I love when people who have never met can sit and eat a meal and talk and share parts of their lives... Maybe I just love to hear other's stories and where they were in life and how they got to where they currently are. For example, I knew Mark back when he was just getting his life together and finding Jesus... and I have seen how he has grown leaps and bounds in his faith... and now he is on his way to Seminary! God has been faithful to Mark!
The same goes for so many people in my life. It's just a beautiful process to witness... Freedom!
Hopefully, I am on my way too... Although I have a long road ahead of me, I have grace matching me step for step.
I love the book "Hinds Feet on High Places" by Hannah Hurnard... it's as if she is writing about me, my life and my journey! Love it!
The main character comes to a point on her journey where she can begin to see her life changing and this is what she says:
"...and she knew within herself that with that acceptance a gulf had opened between herself and her past life, even between her past self; a gulf which could never again be closed...
...and she said to herself, "I was that woman, but I am not that woman now."
Well it's a good thing that God has never given up on me, and he never will! PTL!