This week, I am thankful:
for a fun trip to see my friends in Texas
I am so, so happy that I was able to go visit my friend and her family. It was a delight to see them all after so many years.
that my friend’s kids are friendly
Only the oldest remembered me from five years ago, but no matter; the other three became besties with me quickly, and I felt so loved.
On the third day, one of them said, “You know Miss Kristen, you feel like family. I think we will adopt you as our aunt.”
And one morning, the two younger ones were knocking on my bedroom door, saying, “Miss Kristen, please wake up! We VERY want to see you.” And that made me laugh.
When my friends lived here, the oldest always wanted to take a selfie with me after church. I have a whole series on my phone like these:
So when we went to church in Texas, she and I took another selfie, for old time’s sake.
for the sweet notes from my friend’s kids
The five-year-old made me a drawing while I was there (“so you will never forget me,” she said.)
And then when I got home, I found one from the ten-year-old in my backpack.
I think these kids have concerns about my memory. 😉
that Sonia was able to be my airport chauffeur
I was really thankful she was able to take me to and from the airport; she even cheerfully picked me up when my plane landed at midnight on the way home.
that my plane ride home turned out ok
The Dallas Love Field airport had a shooting incident the morning I was supposed to fly home, so my flight plans got a little discombobulated.
I was starting to worry I might spend the whole night in the St. Louis airport (where I was supposed to switch planes), but mercifully, I got to switch to a different flight and I made it home on time.
And of course, I am mainly thankful that no one got hurt except the suspect.
for some cooler temperatures at home
The Texas air was indeed low humidity air, but my goodness, it was hot. Whenever I opened the car door to get out, the blast of heat felt the same as when you open a hot oven door!
It had been hot, hot, hot here at home too, but once I got home, the heat had broken a little bit.