Monday, February 17, 2014

Celebration...

A couple of days ago, I wrote about celebrating Valentine's Day and K's birthday, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL).

It seemed that birthday celebrations were not complete.

On Saturday evening, my friend M & her husband D joined me for dinner.  Our plan was to celebrate M's birthday, even though it was long past.

M's birthday was during the time when I had the lung infection, so we didn't get together at that time. Later, she had some family situations that took her out of town.

One thing led to another, and finally we got together!  Happy belated Birthday, M!

When Gordon was alive, he and I met with M and D about four (4) times or more per year.  Usually, around the time of our birthdays.

In the beginning, we made meals at home.  Eventually, we decided it was to be a fun time of food and fellowship, so we switched to enjoying pizza and salad, usually birthday cake and/or some other type of dessert.

The last couple of times we got together, it was at M and D's home.  This time, since I couldn't drive, they came to my home.

M had let me know she would bring the salad.  I let her know that I had cake to celebrate with, since I had picked it up, when my daughter P had taken me to do some shopping.

On their way here, they picked up the pizza from our favourite maker, even though this time it was my treat.  Thank you, M and D!

Upon arrival, we plated up our food.  It was mouth-wateringly delicious!

Of course our cake was wonderful comfort food, as well!

But, I must say that the best part of the evening wasn't just the food.  It was the fellowship.  Spending time, with my friends.  Even though things were a little bit different.

I must admit, I felt blessed.

Our time together, brought to my mind Matthew 5:16, "Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven."

Not just because my friends joined me at a time, when I felt I could use encouragement.  But also, because they were so loving to me.

In addition to all I discussed earlier, M had her arms filled when they joined me at my apartment.

In addition to the salad she carried for our dinner, she also had fruits and vegetables.  These weren't to be used for our dinner time together, but rather they were for me.

My friends wanted to make sure I had items to enjoy for other meals and snacks. 

Their good works did surely shine.  I appreciated what they did for me.  And, through their efforts, God was glorified, also.

Yes, I truly felt blessed.  And, loved.

For this, I am truly thankful.


Until next time...

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