The Opposite of Monday

Today was the opposite of Monday. Today family and friends were in and out of the house all day. It was wonderful. We didn’t have anything special going on—just the randomness of life. One of my dear friends and her husband are staying with us while they visit family and friends in the area. They were in and out all day. This morning before they left, my friend and I had a wonderful discussion about friendship. I continue to work on the friendship material for an event in August; it was so fun discussing friendship with her. She and her husband recently moved to a new state so she is very much in the process of making friends. It was a sweet time to discuss friendship with her. We don’t see each other very often so this face-to-face discussion was precious.

Shortly after our talk time The Grand came to stay with me so his mama and Pops could run errands for the new house. He always brightens my day.

No sooner had Kelsey and Gene left than another friend popped over with her baby to bring my birthday gift. Her little girl is about a year younger than The Grand. They were cute as they navigated the new territory of another toddler in their play area. My friend and I talked for a while. Then it was naptime for the kiddos and off they went to their respective cribs.

A while later everyone returned home—Gene, Kelsey, and my friend and her husband. So much talking, dogs running from one person to the next, and snacking amidst it all. I loved it!

These kind of days truly fill my spirit. They don’t happen often, but when they do—ahh, I’m in my happy place.

My takeaway for the day—Never take for granted the special things in each day. They are unique for that day and you never know what the next day will bring.

PS–The reason I chose this picture for this blog–It is a picture of Gene pushing The Grand on the swing this afternoon. The look on his face is one of absolute delight which is how I felt today too!


Brenda Garrison is an author and speaker who empowers women with the confidence to live their calling. Brenda is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science Degree in Ministry Leadership with a Concentration in Women’s Ministry at Moody Bible Institute. She and her husband, Gene, are the parents of three young adult daughters and live near Metamora, IL.

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