I work at a nonprofit stroke recovery centre, which means they do fundraisers from time to time to raise money & awareness. Just a few weeks ago we had our 1st annual Gala. Sounds fancy. Paul & I got to dress up which we never get to do anymore. Thankfully our friend Ian let Paul borrow a suit. I can't believe Paul doesn't own a suit! I've only seen him in a suit a couple times in 4.5 years of marriage. We may have to fix that. Anyways, the Gala turned out great. My boss worked her tail off & did a great job. Our staff at the centre helped throughout the night. The food was great & we got to take home one of those edible bouquets (fruit dipped in chocolate & shaped like a flower bouquet), YUM!
Paul & I got a package in the mail this week from a church in Decatur, Texas that gives us some support. Paul was about to open it & then he said, "wait this has your name on it, so you should open it." I sat down & opened the box & it was a fun gift from the women at the Decatur church. There were like 30 cards, which were so encouraging! I sat & read every one of them, it was great. I haven't even met most of these women, but their words were perfect for me. Several of them included their favorite verses & it was just what I needed. The box also contained all this bath & body works stuff 3 different lotions! Hand soap! Shower Gel! Candles! If I'm ever stinky, I have no excuse, because this stuff is awesome. It was truly like Christmas, they even gave me 2 new books to read, which is perfect because I am about finished with the one I'm currently on & was wondering what I would read next. I felt so loved & encouraged. What an awesome surprise. Thank you Decatur!