I was invited over to the Tons’ residence for dinner this evening.
It has been a while since I’ve had a dinner invitation of any sort by anyone, so I was very happy to accept their invitation.
We had dinner in their new house, which was beautifully decorated.
N made a really pleasant dinner- roast chicken, mixed salad, egg and couscous, beans… yum.
JH and DW live with them too, so I had the pleasure of enjoying their company for dinner as well.
After our food, we sat out on the steps leading out to their backyard. DW lit a fire in the little ‘cauldron’ outside so as to keep us cosy and warm on this cool summer’s evening. We threw some incense into the fire too, and were quickly enveloped by a magnificent aroma. Soothing music played in the background, and I was thoroughly relaxed.
Under the beautiful full moon, we sat around the crackling fire chatting about anything and everything. From our work, to birthing, musicals, food, dental whitening, superstitions, to Christian attitudes towards gay friends and how to show love to homeless beggars on the streets… we spoke sincerely to each other and laughed a lot.
It was wonderful.
It has been a really long time since I have spent such an amazing time with friends.
Dear Lord, thank you so much.