Monday, September 14, 2009

Happy Birthday, Mary!

Today is Mary's birthday! We've been friends since 8th grade, college roommates, and lifelong buds. Eight years ago we took the trip of a lifetime, backpacking together (just the two of us) in Germany, Switzerland, and Italy. Flying stand-by, we ended up in first class. Lugging our clothes on our backs, we ended up in posh hotels. (There's too much story to go into--but let me tell you, it was all good.)

God used Mary and that trip to jump-start a new chapter in my life. In my mid-fifties, I'd grown complacent and staid: what adventures could I possibly expect at my age? As it turned out, plenty! And my last eight years have been as full, or fuller, than any other period in my life!

Have you ever felt all-washed-up? Did something happen to turn your life around? Share it with the rest of us so that we can encourage one another to keep on keeping on . . . .

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