After visiting with church family/friends Saturday, when I was schedule to wrap gifts, I made my way to visit with my friends M & D.
M & D are the couple who used to get together with Gordon and I every couple of months or so, for pizza and salad. We always found some reason to celebrate, whether it was someone's past or upcoming birthday or just time to enjoy a good chat, together.
After Gordon died, M made it very clear to me that she and D did not want to let this fall to the wayside. M knew what it was like to be widowed, for her first (1st) husband had died from Cancer. What a great friend I have in M...and in D, too! I'm blessed...
With M's work schedule being hectic and her still recovering from breast cancer surgeries, plus the fact that D hadn't been feeling well, we couldn't get together until Saturday.
Instead of having pizza and salad, we enjoyed pizza! We were supposed to be celebrating my birthday, from last week, so I knew M & D were going to have a tasty dessert. Even so, since D was really ill around the time of his birthday and knowing that M's birthday is in a couple of weeks, I thought it would be a good idea to celebrate birthdays for all three of us!
M was surprised when I arrived at her home and handed her a birthday cake wishing M & D Happy Birthday! Yes, I had managed to bake, ice and decorate the white cake with white icing (M's favourite!), on Friday.
We had a great time chatting and catching up, together. Then, just as we were going to their familyroom to relax with tea and dessert, their phone rang. It was their friends D & W. After being invited to join us, they arrived to visit, just in time for dessert.
Everyone was friendly and we enjoyed our time together. I just wish I didn't feel like a fifth (5th) wheel. Being alone, makes for a lonely feeling, even with people who make a person feel welcome.
Even so, I thank you M & D. You have always been great friends to me; thank you for your hospitality, friendship and desire to celebrate with me, a special time...my birthday. Thank you for dinner, too! I feel really blessed and thank God that He brought you into my life. Thank You, Lord!
Needless to say, after having a very full day and a very full tummy, I was exhausted by the time I arrived home!
After quickly writing and publishing my Life with Lynnie entry and a making a quick check on Facebook (FB), I hit the hay and immediately fell asleep.
For some reason, I awoke really early Sunday morning. Since my mind was going a mile a minute, I couldn't fall back to sleep. So, I got up and decided to continue working on my Christmas list.
I know, I know. I really shouldn't have done this, because it's my Lord's day. SONday.
Usually, I try to keep Sunday as my rest day, unless I absolutely have to work. While I was not having to actually do real estate work, like doing an open house or showing property, I did feel that it was imperitive to work on my outstanding tasks. After all, this Christmas task does have a deadline!
After getting ready for church and packing up more delivery items, I left home. It can sometimes feel like an overwhelming task, when I know I don't have time to spare, but this is when I usually just take a deep breath and get going, concentrating on one thing at a time.
Church was wonderful. Being the first Sunday of the month, we had Communion/the Lord's Supper. Being Advent, we lit the second (2nd) candle, representing Hope.
What a fitting thought. HOPE. While I have hope in my Lord, I really don't feel like I have much hope in life.
Life hasn't been very good to me, for whatever reason. Ultimately, it has been God's will. So, who can argue with that?
While I can be grateful, especially for my eternal life, I must admit, I am not very happy with life, itself. Oh well, I guess this just means that I am still in need of healing from my grief.
After worship, I planned my course and set off to make deliveries, once more. Boy! It's a good thing I know the city really well and had past experience delivering parcels for Canada Post, years ago. This past experience has been very helpful to me in mapping out a route!
In my travels, I was near the cemetary, so I did what I usually do on a Sunday. I visited Gordon's grave. It was actually freezing cold, for the wind blows cold and strong, being fairly open in that area.
By the time I arrived home, I was totally wiped out. Oh well, there will be plenty of time later, for rest.
Until next time...
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