My Lovely Ladies
At the beginning of the year I joined a women’s bible study. As I signed up, I was apprehensive. My luck with women only Bible studies do not go well. I was spoiled by my old community group women. It was hard to find a group of ladies that measured up. And so with an exit strategy in hand, I went.
I returned each Monday night. I discovered a group of ladies who were welcoming of new people. Who encouraged one another and prayed for one another. We finished our study and I was disappointed to not see them until we started up in the Fall.
Summer break allows for vacations and time with family. For me, it allowed me to start a healthier lifestyle. I started Weight Watchers and going to the gym. I was encouraged with weight loss but discouraged with the level of pain I started experiencing after walking at the gym.
Fast forward to the Fall, my Monday night group started up. Our group size increased. Our location had to change due to size and parking. Conflict happened for me. Not with a person, but my body. I got sick and missed one week. Then I could hardly walk. Oh, and then there was the scare of cancer. These ladies prayed for me during that time. I finally got answers to why I had such pain in my hip.
I had surgery a month ago. These ladies signed up to bring me and my husband meals. They provided love in the form of yummy food. They showered God’s love each time they brought something. As I have started healing, I have discovered my limits and have become very appreciative of their love. I missed most of the study this Fall due to my health. I missed the development of new friends.
In a few weeks we will start up again. I look forward to finding new friends. But more importantly, I look forward to growing in my faith with a lovely group of ladies. I look forward to serving others with them. I cannot express my gratitude enough for the meals, prayers and friendship this group has provided me in the past month.
Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 “Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work; if one falls down, his friend can help him up. But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up!”
So, thank you lovely ladies for the support!