Last night, I had the opportunity to go out without the young ones (thanks to DD1 for excellent babysitting service!) and spend a few hours in the company of three of my four very dear childhood friends.
Since leaving school, we have scattered across the United Kingdom, but serendipitously, last night we were able to meet up in my home town. We had a simple meal out and we laughed and talked non-stop for three hours.
We caught up on news (some good, some bad) of family and friends and showed photos of how all our respective children have grown since we last met up. Between the four of us, we have 12 children from 21 down to 2; if another very dear friend had been able to join us, we would have had photos of 15 children to delight over.
It was wonderful.
Glory to God for His blessings, especially that of having good friends upon whom one can rely !