you guys must be sisters.
We both nervously laugh and then one of us gives a final shove with our debit card waving.
Then it's at the table where we really get to it, chewing over something one of us is thinking about, something we've chewed over already for hours but still we go through it almost like clockwork:
"Maybe this is what you should think about?"
"Oh good point, yes that is what I should focus on"
"I just think your so great for working on this"
"Oh, no your so great for listening"
and on it continues for several hours if we are lucky.
Whats that, you have a best friend too? I know it's the best isn't it!
Love you Claire!
I originally posted this on January 21, 2009
I felt like it needed another run today since she has spent so much time this past week helping with my little ones while I have been sick and has just rescued them again for an "adventure to the donut shop" their favorite. Claire is one of Josie's namesakes. Her name means a radiant light. She is and has always been that for me and so much more. A radiant reminder of how God knits us together in relationship to remind us of His love for us and His desire for us to be fully known and accepted.
To one of the strongest, bravest most beautiful women I know who has suffered things God intends no one to suffer. Through persecution and blessing you wake up each day with that sparkly smile and love on us so well. You will find great reward for this in heaven Clarie and we are so generously rewarded by your presence now each moment we spend with you! Thanks for your help this week, love you forever and don't forget about us when your book is published and your big and famous :) (yeah shes a killer writer too)