Empty bench at Glen Eyrie - Colorado Springs, CO

Home again, home again!

Hey, everyone! We got back safe and sound, but it’s a little later than I planned. So I decided to post this early … or late?

This isn’t really a deep thought. It’s 1AM. I won’t be capable of much depth. But I wanted to share something I was thinking about and thanking God for as I was driving the 500 miles home tonight.

Empty bench at Glen Eyrie - Colorado Springs, CO

Empty bench at Glen Eyrie – Colorado Springs, CO

Today’s verses are Ecclesiastes 4:9-12.Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble Likewise, two people lying close together can keep each other warm. But how can one be warm alone? A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken.

I’ve blogged on this before, but it really hit home with me tonight.

Driving all the way to Colorado Springs and back isn’t that big of a deal, but it’s enough of a hassle that it could be troublesome for one person alone.

On the way up, I really started feeling awful. So it was nice to be able to hand over the wheel to somebody else while I rested. And tonight, everyone took turns keeping me awake as I drove.

But not only that, I had a car full of some of my closest friends. These are the folks who laugh at my silly jokes and my facial expressions. They know what I’m thinking before I think it. Some of them know what I’m feeling before I feel it, and that’s really saying something.

I am so thankful for the time I had with these awesome ladies the past three days, and I’m really excited because we got to make a whole bunch of new friends too!

I know not everyone has friends who they’ve known for 20 years, but if you do? Be thankful for them. You don’t know how rare it is. And if you don’t? Whether it’s 20 years or 2 months, if you’ve got a friend who will stick with you no matter what, be thankful for them. And stick together because 20 years will get here a lot sooner than you bargain for.

Good night (morning), everyone!