Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Friends... & HB, G!

In yesterday's entry, I wrote about last Friday.  However, I never finished telling you about that evening.

As you are probably aware, on the first (1st) Friday of every month, I participate with Christian Singles' Cafe.

Last Friday was the first Friday of the month, so I made my way to Tim Horton's (coffee shop) on Tecumseh Rd. E., between Red Lobster restaurant and Joseph's fruit market.  In fact, I made sure I arrived early enough to not only set up the seating area for our group, but I also dropped by to shop for some things at the fruit market.  How convenient!

Our group usually meets at 7:30 p.m.  At first, I thought possibly no one was going to show up, because after that time, I was still there, alone.

Just as I was returning some tables and chairs back to their original places, a couple of people arrived.  I praised God and thanked Jesus!

It was after all, a long weekend.  When no one had arrived by the time we usually meet, I had begun to wonder if everyone had been busy or forgotten, since it was a holiday weekend. 

Shortly after, more people arrived.  I believe we had about 10 people, in total.  Not as many as we had when we were on the west side of Windsor, but then, some people were away, or had left the group.

In any case, I had a good time.  Hopefully, everyone else did, too.

Some people might think this is some sort of love-matching group, or a Christian-style meat market, but it is truly not the case.  That's not to say that some people in attendance wouldn't like to find a love for their life, but this is not the intention for the group.

In fact, most of us who attend have known each other for years.  We've been in and out of each other's lives for a very long time.  Of course, when new people join in, we make new friends!

After all, when people are a couple, they go out together and do things.  We single people do not have that luxury.  Life can be lonely.  We have no one to go out with, to do things, unless we call up a friend and make plans.

So, it is a nice change to be able to get out of our homes, to be able to meet, even if it is just for a cup of coffee or whatever.

For me, it's especially good, because as you are probably aware, the beginning of the month is difficult for me.  I'm grateful to God for my Christian friends.  May God bless each one.

Even though I have written about last Friday evening, today is September 7th, 2011.  Today, would have been my brother Glenn's 51st birthday, had he not died July 1, 2010.  I recall when he was born; I thought he was the most beautiful baby I had ever seen! 

Part of me thinks it is silly to wish him Happy Birthday!  Especially since he's in heaven and no longer here on earth. 

Of course, it won't make him feel good, but maybe it will make me feel somewhat better, for remembering his special day and not forgetting about him. 

Happy Birthday Glenn!  I love you!

Until next time...

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