Sitting at my son’s basketball practice, I turned to a friend and said, “I’ve missed seeing you!” We recounted sickness and Christmas Break and snow and a busy week getting back into the swing of life.
I texted with a friend about something specific and then said, “And I miss you!” I told another friend we needed to get together soon. I’ve been making plans with people – mostly in my head and sometimes on the calendar.
I am surrendering to the circumstances that come with raising three kids in three different seasons of life and having friends who are doing the same. I am surrendering to the white space on my calendar because my soul is best that way. I am surrendering to the new thing God is doing in my heart.
I’m hoping I get to lunch with one friend soon, go for a walk with another, and play Settlers of Catan with another. I have ideas and plans.
Then I surrender (again) because living
rescued requires that action and attitude.
And I’m glad to have friends on the journey with me – even if I miss them sometimes.