Thursday, November 3, 2011

Friendship!

Well, blow me down.  I cannot believe I forgot to tell you about something that happened, at least two (2) weeks ago, or longer!  Forgive me, please.

It may make you laugh, or it may make you cry.  I'm not really sure how you will view it, because the reality is, I was in such shock that I myself, really don't know how to look upon this.

In any case, it was the Wednesday after I had returned from my trip out of town, where I took copies of my book Love Never Fails You... to Good Books Christian Bookstore, in Oakville, Ontario.  If you recall, I had also taken my deceased husband Gordon's clothing with me on the trip, giving it to friends and relatives.

It was also only a short time after deciding that in order to be able to adjust better to life without my hubbie and in order to be able to move on in life, I had to make decisions that would enable me to take steps forward.  Even if they were baby steps.

Mid evening on that Wednesday, I was quietly watching television, thinking how boring life truly was.  My phone rang.  A familiar voice was on the other end of the line.  It was B, whose name is really J even if we call him B, but for the sake of this entry, I will call him JB.

If you've read past entries, you'll know that JB was a good friend to myself and to my late husband, who died just over two (2) years ago.  That wasn't why he was calling. 

You see, he had moved out west about a year and a half ago, but comes home to Windsor, from time to time, to visit friends and relatives.  Well, this was one of those times, when JB was here to catch up with everyone important in his life.

Hearing his voice reminded me that I had heard from him through Facebook (FB), that he was to be in town that week.  Here, I had totally forgotten, being totally consumed with the issues of my life that had occurred that previous weekend and that particular week.

I was thrilled to hear JB's voice!

After a minute or two (2) of discussing the joy of having him in town, he told me that if I wasn't dressed and ready to go out and have some fun, I should get myself ready, to go out.  I was directed to meet him, along with some other of his friends, at a local place that used to be owned by the Knights of Columbus (K of C, as it was known to all in the area), but was now known by another name.  Average Joes.

Average Joes, is a nearby restaurant and pub-style bar.  I had actually been in the building the night before, for our apartment building's membership meeting, because they have a hall large enough to seat 600 people or more, when our building does not.  But, I had not been in the restaurant/bar area before.

At first, I thought JB was joking.  After all, we are Christians who do not usually hang out in places such as these. 

Then, JB explained that one of his friends enjoys Karaoke and had suggested everyone meet there.  Knowing that I like to sing, JB thought it was a great idea.

He let me know about some of the people who were to meet him, there.  One of them, being my eldest daughter, B. 

At first, I laughed, thinking he was pulling my leg.  However, after more conversation, I came to realize that because JB and B had become FB friends, my daughter was indeed going to be there.

How funny was that, I thought?!  After all, who wants to go out partying with their mom?

Thinking and praying only took a minute or two (2).  I agreed to meet everyone, there.  

Since I have some truly interesting stuff to talk about tomorrow, I hope you'll stay tuned.


Until next time...

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