*pictures added 8/8/07*
I had a good time last night. There was a PTA Board meeting and boy, was it fun! HA! Actually, I skipped out on the meeting to do something much more relaxing & fun. I feel a little guilty but I didn't miss one meeting all last year and I really wanted to do this other thing last night. At our last meeting, I had something else going on that I wanted to be at too, but I felt bad just saying I wouldn't be there so I ended up going but just leaving as soon as it was over and getting to my other thing late. It was a small enough event people wise that it worked to do that. This time, it was a larger group, so I just decided to just say outright that I couldn't be at the meeting. Almost everyone else has missed at least 1 meeting, so I don't feel too bad. So, I delivered the minutes of our last meeting earlier in the day to the principal and someone else got to act as secretary and take last night's minutes. I went to do the fun thing!
My friend Holly is having surgery Friday. I wrote about her back in April. She is a young Christian mother who we go to church with. She has twin girls who will be 3 in September and a precious little boy who just turned 1. After many doctor visits and anxiety, she was finally told that she has thyroid cancer. I guess she found out back in April after having surgery on her thyroid. The prognosis is very good but it's still frightening to hear the word, "cancer."
One of our other friends, Kate, organized a girl's night out last night. It wasn't just a typical girl's night out though. This one was designed to try to take Holly's mind off the surgery. Of course, it's still on everyone's mind, but we went to eat at Outback and then went back to Kate's house for dessert & a movie. Actually, the movie turned into mostly talking but that was okay too. There were 10 of us at dinner and 8 of us went back to Kate's house with the number dwindling throughout the evening.
It was really nice to hang out with these girls from church. We're together off & on with our kids and husbands, but it was really nice to just be the girls last night.
Please say a prayer for Holly. She is anxious and worried as I think anyone would be. Please pray for her complete healing and pray for her peace. I hope that last night served as a fun evening that gave her some joy in the midst of a worrisome week.