I know it’s been awhile since we’ve talked.
Would you care to join me for coffee?
Sure, we can sit on the porch. Let me grab some coffee cups, a pot of coffee, and some cookies.
No, you needn’t bother. Just tuck yourself into that wicker chair and give me a quick minute.
If we were having coffee right now, I start off by asking how you’re doing. I’d want to know all about your days and what’s going on in your life.
If we were having coffee right now, I’d probably tell you that I got a job. Since it’s been so long since we’ve spoken, that has been a big change in my home. It’s taken all of us some gettin’ used to.
If we were having coffee right now, you’d see how much the kids have grown and, in turn, I would see that in your kids. The kids have gotten bigger and more active. They’re growing and changing in all ways that children do.
If we were having coffee right now, I’d show you my latest quilt and tell you of the upcoming projects I have planned. I would tell you the story of a couple of meaningful quilts I am in the process of making.
If we were having coffee right now, I let you know about a possible move in the near future and what that means for my family. I tell you of our plan to buy our own business and the training it requires.
If we were having coffee right now, speaking of training, I’d tell you about an upcoming trip to Louisiana for said training. I would tell you of the excitement I feel about this trip and for the many reasons I feel it. And then, I get your advice on what to pack or good places to eat, the best attractions in the area.
If we were having coffee right now, I’d probably tell you about a loss that we suffered a few months back that wreaked havoc on my heart. And I’d also tell you of the week of despair that I lived when I was certain my husband and I were going to get a divorce.
If we were having coffee right now, I’d definitely tell you of how God saved my husband and I from a very-possible divorce, of how he brought us back together and how very thankful I am for that. I’d also tell you of how He helped us through the loss that we suffered.
If we were having coffee right now, I’d tell you of the most recent vacation….to Texas and Florida, in one trip! It was the best vacation ever because the first leg of we got to see some family I haven’t seen in years. The second part the trip included swimming in the surf, digging for clams, and watching the waves roar in. And you know how I love the beach.
If we were having coffee right now, I’d tell you that I enjoyed the visit when you mention you better get going. I’d also say for us to get together again real soon as I have missed my friend. I would probably give you a hug and say, “Thanks for stopping by.”