We had such a LONG day yesterday! PB is doing a revival this week in Spotsylvania County. He kicked off the revival week at an afternoon service yesterday. On our way back, we spent an hour trying to get over the Nice bridge on Rt. 301. Traffic is everyone’s enemy, but for the party of six it can be a NIGHTMARE! We managed to do very well with the wait, however. We played “I Spy” until it got dark. When we left Spotsylvania, we were on track to be home by 8:00pm, but that turned out to be 9:30pm. I know the purpose of revivals and enjoy them occasionally, but they are not fun times for the preacher’s wife! But, that’s a whole new blog subject!
The party of six has been busy trying to squeeze in everything possible before heading back to school next week, and heading back to our busy schedule. We had to take advantage of Ihop’s kids eat free deal (going on for the whole month of August) on Friday. Gotta love free food! On Saturday, we spent most of our day at the Chesapeake Beach water park. It was our first time going there which is always stressful for me because little things like not knowing if our double stroller will be able to manuever through whatever obstacles there can turn a fun time, into a frustrating one. However, it was the most kid-friendly water park that I’ve ever experienced. The staff was great, kids weren’t totally crazy, and there was good food. We were invited there by our friends, the Malones. In the party of six, we have made up our own definition of good friends:
(n.) anyone who wants to spend time with us (again) after their initial experience with whole party of six.
The Malones certainly fit this definition for us. Of course, individually, we all have our own criteria for good friends and they are probably all different. Here’s what I know you should NOT want in a friend – (1) someone who makes you feel inferior to them; puts you down or bosses you around, (2) someone who only talks about themselves and doesn’t ask how YOU are doing, and/or (3) someone who you can’t trust your secrets with. Friends are people who make you feel good about yourself. You should leave a visit with friends, or end a conversation with friends and be eager to see them or talk to them again. Friends are concerned about your ups and downs and they call you to find out what’s going on with you – not just to talk about what’s going on with them. Friends are trustworthy. You should be able to tell your friend ANYTHING that you don’t want others to know about, and know that it is safe with them no matter what. I’d be interested in hearing what friends are (and are not) for you. Please share if you’d like. Here’s a few pics from our day at the water park.