Sometimes you meet someone and you just feel a real connection, don't you? I went to one of "my" churches today to meet the Bowls Club and see what they get up to [apart from rolling small balls up and down a green carpet] and they were a lovely bunch of people. I got chatting to a retired Baptist minister's wife, from Poole in Dorset [small world, hey, Ang?!] and she was just a kindred spirit kind of person.
She explained how she and her husband had met, how they trusted God in everything and how he brought them to this area.....it was a lovely afternoon that I spent chatting with her and listening to her story - and that is a lot of what this job is about: listening to people's stories and walking alongside them as their story develops now.
I had to go to Lidl as well this afternoon as the EF girls needed more rye bread and that is the best place to get it for them around here. It is very dense and heavy, just the way they like it! The YFG has definitely turned her nose up at that as she prefers fluffy white stuff, which she doesn't actually get very often as I think that Best of Both is better for her, although I do buy the odd wholemeal loaf when I think she is in the mood to eat it. If that sounds like I am pandering to her, well, I suppose I am - but much better to give her stuff which is half healthy and have her eat it than to find that she throws the lunch time sandwich away and lives on fresh air, as I found that she did once or twice when she was younger. She's on a bit of a health kick at the moment, so I did manage to get her to have proper wholemeal stuff this week!
Long hours are beginning to get to me, now - and here I am still up now! Last night there was a Preachers' meeting which went on until nearly 10 pm and so I didn't get home till gone half past, and tonight there has been a governors' meeting till half past 8. Meetings - had enough of them this week...
Have a rummage through my blog roll on the right as I have added some more lovely Australian/NZ ladies, and I have given John a regular spot from Going Gently - I have been reading his hilarious blog for ages but hadn't got it in the blog roll! About time - if you haven't "met" John, do go over and say Hello!
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