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I got totally BLESSED!

I got to spend precious time with one of my dearest friends in the whole world.  Janine and I live on opposite ends of the world (she is also South African).  It’s just one of those relationships that is not affected by the miles that separate us.  When we’re together, it’s like we were never apart.  I love how God does that.  I love how He knits hearts together…forever.

Me and Jan in the middle, with her beautiful sister and precious Mom.

What a special treat God gave me today.  I miss my home country something awful.  I long for my family and close friends.  And even though we know that we are where God wants us to be, we miss relationships. That part never gets easier, no matter how long we are away. But God has been so gracious and kind to me.  He always ensures that I get to see those I love fairly regularly.  How He cares about the things near and dear to my heart.

Saying goodbye again was so hard.  Knowing that Jan is going to back to where my beloved family is, well, it just hurts. Goodbyes are never easy, are they?  I am so very thankful for the day, the memories, and the blessing that one of my best friends got to meet three of our children she has never met.  Such joy.

Thank you, Lord Jesus, for the beautiful gift of friendships.  My heart is overflowing tonight.


I think it’s time for a fabulous giveaway!  Yes?  Come back tomorrow.  I have a fun treat for one of you.

Be blessed in ALL you do, friends.