A Day At The Auction
My husband and I are quickly approaching the seven-year mark in our married life together. Every anniversary is special, and this will be no exception. I've already mentioned that we are planning a trip to the Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village up in Dearborn, Michigan, but I also decided to surprise my husband with a gift. I'd been setting aside a little money from each paycheck to save up for his gift, and I was finally able to purchase it last Friday--a Kindle! I got him the one he wanted, which is the one with the 3G wi-fi. I was so excited to give it to him that I couldn't wait until our anniversary, and gave it to him last weekend! I think it was the first time that I remember him ever being speechless. It was great! He can usually tell if I'm up to something, but this time I pulled a fast one and caught him completely off guard. He really likes it, and has loaded several free classics onto it already. I love being able to surprise him! And, of course, I just love him, period! Happy seven years of marriage, my dear!
Friends are great to have through life. The best friends are the ones who stand with you through anything, and who, upon meeting again after a long separation, feel as if no time has passed since you last saw each other. Friends are found in the most unexpected places--who would have thought I would meet my future husband because of a crazy roommate? Sometimes we find friends are where we least expect them and most need them. It's not necessary to have hundreds of friends on Facebook, or even hundreds of friends in real life, but friendship is essential to getting through life without losing our minds. God meant for us to find friends and form friendships, and He especially hopes that among those friendships is a friendship with His Son, Jesus. In the Bible, examples of great friendships are not few and far between: David and Jonathan, Ruth and Naomi, and Jesus and His apostles, just to name a few. When surrounded by the right friends, we can get through the toughest times. Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 tells us the importance of friendship: "Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work: If one falls down, his friend can help him up. But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up! 11 Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone? Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken." Do you have a cord made with a single strand, or is yours a cord of many strands that work together to keep from fraying? I hope your answer is the latter!