Sunday, 13 July 2008

Reasons to be cheerful

SWF Branch Summer BBQ
The summer BBQ of the South West Farnham branch of the local Conservative Party was excellent. We were blessed with great weather, great food, and good company. Our 13 month old son reveled in the massive garden including climbing frame and slide, and a toy car just his size. I was more focussed on the fantastic desserts - but then again, so was he!

A three minute conversation with someone made my day. Vicariously it began to heal what is presently a difficult situation, and whilst the relationships won't be immediately fully restored, I feel a corner has been turned, and I'm immensely grateful.

An emotional service at church tonight, when a Venezuelan lady was baptised, and during her testimony beforehand, very tearfully thanked the church for being her extended family, as with no biological family present, we were her friends, and her fellowship. Tears of sadness mingled with tears of joy.

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