We billed it as a Mommy-rejuvenation day. We hadn't gotten together JUST US the entire summer nor well-before come to think of it. Planning our day last week she wondered if we'd be beat by the heat, "Maybe we should reschedule?" But I insisted we go anyway, reasoning that if we tried to reschedule, it might never happen. Our lives with little ones and husbands and homes to care for keeps us (happily) busy.
While we adore spending time together, it does take intentionality to make it happen. The time we invest in our friendship never fails to bring great returns. A renewed connectedness, a refreshed spirit.
Our time was spent meandering through a bustling little lakeside town close by. First things first, we got big cups of our favorite mocha made with actual melted chocolate. You know, the one the truck veers towards whenever I make the trip to Chicago.
coin purse because it fit her really-enjoys-to-shop self.....not that she actually espouses what it says in any way......but we did laugh all the way to the cash register.
Then we finished up our coffees while ambling through the antique mall, laughing hysterically at this and that, oohing and ahhing over lovely old things.
And that and she are GIFT from God.