Friday, September 29, 2006

Laughter=Medicine

Last night, Chad and I went to the weekly meeting of our "Journey Group" from church. Over the last year or so, we've been so blessed by this wonderful group of friends! We have so much fun at our weekly gatherings, where we usually spend about an hour doing a group Bible study (right now we're working on John Calvin: Sovereign Hope) and at least another hour socializing and laughing our heads off. Last night we were sharing about our best/worst Halloween costumes as children, and we were in hysterics hearing about how our friend Beth's dad was a slavedriver when it came to trick-or-treating. He would map out routes to maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of the candy acquisition of his children, only allowing costumes which provided the kids with superior maneuverability. Beth says that several years she remembers crying from exhaustion while her dad forged ahead on their candy gathering mission. Apparently the hard work paid off in the end though, as the kids would gather enough candy (sometimes over 10 pounds each) to last them well into the next summer.

I am so thankful for the laughter we shared last night with these wonderful friends. It was the first time since Steeler's death that Chad and I had been really social and the first time we'd laughed really hard. It felt really good. :)

1 comment:

amber said...

And we were really happy to have you back. You're a very special part of our group and it's never the same without you two!