The magic of real life which is also known to me as the goodness of God.
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU.
After a week of meeting crazy deadlines, unexpected run-ins, and golden conversations –
Today, I toast to friendships.
The kinds which you meet when you are yay-high in a church nursery, and go on to stand by you even though they’ve seen all your best and worst moments,
The kinds which accidentally happen, and later blossom into the best kinds of relationships you couldn’t even imagine living without,
The kinds that are fleeting, but leave permanent imprints,
The kinds that slip your memory occasionally, but when they come round, bring the biggest smiles to your faces,
The kinds that make you do the stupidest things in the world just because they bring out the best in you the way,
The kinds that you are forced to work with, and make you hate and love and love and hate,
The kinds which are borne of a friend-of-a-friend, or an accidental facebook error, those sekret friendships that you build along the sidelines,
The kinds that don’t need you to constantly be there, but know that you are there when they need you,
The kinds that make you burst out laughing the moment you see them and you can’t quite explain that sudden explosion of joy,
The kinds that at the very first meeting or conversation, reach out and grab part of your soul and just won’t let go,
The kinds that take your hand so that you won’t get lost, make sure you tread carefully on broken egg shells, whisper in your ear words of advice,
The kinds that can sit and do absolutely NOTHING with you, and get you by your worst times when you don’t even know it,
The kinds that you see every day, take for granted, forget to call or text, and only ring when you need favours (:D),
The kinds that grow into something more than friends,
And all the other kinds in between.
To all my friends, wherever you are,
I wish you love :)
So this weekend has been a little bit off the hook. Stolen credit card, police report, guilt and indignance all fused into one, mad ranting and raving, and I had to quit my job as a result. Also, I am confident that I jinx myself into these trials. Its like God gives me homework after I write down what I’ve learnt. Things like these always seem to occur after I put out some public declaration of my faith/wave my fists wildly at the world, and the like. Refer here and here.
So.. the good things about quitting:
I can now paint my nails and my weeknights are alot more free! Freedom from slavery!
Bad things about quitting:
I feel really guilty about just leaving like that :( I was just starting to get used to it.
I’ve been searching for words of encouragement over this period, and God gave some on Sunday morning.
Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” 2 Cor 12:8-9
I always knew this verse, but I never took note of the sentence in the front. About how Paul prayed three times for God to take away the trial, but God didn’t, and responded as such. Suddenly it became so much more powerful with the context.
WITH CHRIST IN THE VESSEL WE CAN SMILE AT THE STORM :)
Brad & Jen will always be my golden couple, but this picture of Bradgelina & family is too cute and definitely deserves a winning space :)