Thursday, April 16, 2009

My Core

Every Thursday morning I have the cool opportunity to meet with a group of fantastic ladies at my church. In the past 3 years, we've been through a lot together. We've done several Bible studies by different authors. We've laughed together. Cried together. Shared our hearts and lives with each other. I look forward to Thursday mornings because they are a time when we speak truth into each other's lives, knowing that everything said is said by people who love each other. We've had so many great discussions. So many opportunities to talk through issues that are troubling to us. Times to bounce ideas off each other. To get feedback. Times of comfort and encouragement. Did I mention lots and lots of laughter?

This morning was no exception. Our group was very small today, which made for a more intimate time of conversation and prayer. I come home feeling so satisfied. I'm infused with the truth of God's Word. I'm built up by girls who love me. I've spoken more than 2 sentences in a row that don't contain the words Mommy, NO, come here, obey, don't do that, and are you listening. Ha ha!

These ladies are my core group. So if you are reading this...Pam, Jacqueline, Lannece, Steph, Kelli, Leah, Lauren, Kathy, Ruth Ann, Jenny...I love you. Carol and Alicia, I miss you. You are my "girls." Thanks for loving me despite my uglies. Thanks for doing life with me, and for being the ones I can count on to tell me as it is, and to build me up. You guys are the best!


Wendy said...

Okay, I have to tell you that I'm totally jealous. I've been at my church for 3 years and haven't met a single friend there. My husband and I have tried to get into a ton of different Bible study and social groups, but no one will even return phone calls! I love the pastors there, but we're now looking for another church. Not fun. But I really miss having a great group of women friends!

Lauren said...

Ditto that! I love our Bible Study, too. I was really sad to miss today but I decided it was probably best that I didn't let Eliza share her sickness with the other kids. I think she's almost well now (no fever today!) My favorite part is rejoicing together over answered prayer (like Beverly!!) You are a treasured part of the group, and we are truly blessed to get to be part of such a great group of ladies!

Michelle said...

That's precious and you are blessed.

Interesting that I read that this verse that I was meditating on today:

A friend loves at all times and a brother is born of adversity.

I'm letting my friends know how much they mean to me today.

Thank you for sharing a little of you TTC journey. It can be so disheartening.

I plan to post a little more of my journey and hopefully my pregnancy, so let's keep in contact. Come back in a few days and leave a comment letting me know you are doing and how TTC is going.

So you are on day 2-3 of you cycle...and I'm getting close to the 2 WW. BUT I'm not sure I've even ovulated. I havent gotten the higher temps yet. It's nerve wracking.