Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Now that's love

We have good friends. If you've read this blog for long, you will see a reoccurring theme, we have good friends who love us well. If for the rest of my life I never have more things, more money, more success, I will be entirely happy if just this remains the same. Because at the end of the day I feel safe and loved and really what more could I ask for.

Now in addition to loving my friends, I love food. I have no idea how to celebrate any event of my life that does not involve food...good food! I can tell you great meals that I've had in my life and I remember those events or people fondly in part because the food was good. If I love you, I will try to love you with food. I will want to bring you food when you're going through hard times, I will share food with you when I bake a great cake, or have you over and cook you some food!

So I love that right now my friends are loving me with food! How perfect in so many ways, they are bringing me meals for dinner so that I don't have to cook. I think that the fact that I'm a part of a group of women who do this for each other whenever we add a baby is at least partly to blame for the thoughts of, I can have more children it's not so hard. We've had half of our meals so far and I love that each of them has been different and each has been amazing. I know you think I'm being nice, but oh no, they have been all out full meals with dessert that are better than my cooking (and frankly I'm a decent cook). We have had homemade apple pie and homemade chicken pot pie! who does that, not me, I have neither the patience nor the talent. Luckily, my friends have both.

Right now I'm sitting here with that wonderful full feeling from eating wonderful catfish, hush puppies, cole slaw, and cake (jealous, huh!) and I feel completely satisfied. Not just my belly, I feel at perfect peace, in this moment I am fully loved by my friends and family and by my Maker who placed them here and it's a great feeling.


KyleC said...

I'm still jealous; I want another helping please.

From the friends who, when we found out Jack was coming home, they rejoiced with us by having us over for dinner at their house that very night... to the neighbors who see the new baby and go buy us diapers and stuffed animals...the conclusion is that "yes," we are much loved.

Heather said...

thanks for letting us stay over for dinner! it was great to catch up and get to see Jack again. And food is the 6th love language btw! I am fluent.