Dorothy, Julie and I drove 90 miles out of the Twin Cities last night to surprise our friend Kari and bring her an advent basket. It was a blast. Kari is a blog friend, and real life friend who has been very important in my life. She was the trainer at the first FASD training I was able to get Michael to attend, and she really explained it all in a way that clicked with him. That was the only time he has seen her, and he still speaks highly of her and the impact her training had on him.
Kari's blog was also the first one I read and it inspired me in the fall of 2007 to start blogging. Many of us love Kari dearly, and it was lots of fun to surprise her last night. I texted her that I was going to be driving through her town and was wanted to connect to drop off some GFCF oats that Dorothy had found for her. When she showed up at the coffee shop, there were 3 of us and we really surprised her.
The even better thing, is that we have now learned that the timing was good, it was God's timing. Kari needed a lift yesterday, and He used us to give it to her. That is so encouraging. We love you Kari!
It was also a great way to make a 90 minute drive fly by, us nutty gals just blabbed the whole time and time flew!! We even stopped for dinner when we got back, and I was still home by 10:30. Normally, I don't get home from our meetings til 1 or 2 in the morning. It was a great quick little trip, and one we should do more often!!!