A dear friend surprised me last night by showing up at my house (30 minutes out of town) unannounced. She knew that I would be lonely since my husband is still out of the country, and I think that she figured that I was still bummed about my professional disappointment. So she drove all the way out to spend the evening with me watching SYTYCD...and brought me the sweetest little home-made book of pictures of my husband and me that she printed out from facebook and a gift card to a spa so that I could pamper myself while he is away. God truly blessed me by bringing her into my life around this time last year, and I admire her so much.
It's funny that as she was driving out to my place, I was actually going through my closets to give her a bunch of items that no longer fit me. Both she and her husband are in medical school now, so she's all about the free give-aways while all of her income goes to tuition. Among the items were two suits--which worked out perfect, since she has four interviews in the next few months for her upcoming residency. Sometimes God works in mysterious ways--though I still think I got the better end of the deal with her company than she did with my old clothes.
In addition to the blessing of friendship, I was also blessed to have the chance to speak with my husband last night for about twenty minutes. It's weird to hear his voice after not talking to him for more than a week. It almost reminds me of Spring 2005 when we first met...and then spent the next two months talking on the phone while he was doing some Army excercise out of state. But that truly is when I fell in love with him, so it's a nice sensation to look forward to his calls that way again.