We had our monthly Girls Night Out (In, actually. We go to the neighbor with no kids still living at home) We ate and drank and had a wonderful pumpkin pie for dessert.
Last night was beef fajitas and margaritas...my absolute favorites! We had a wonderful time catching up on how the kids are doing in School. Becky told us that her son (she's the host, her son is 19) is getting shipped to Kuwait. It will be his first tour and like any mother, she is a little (lot) worried. He and his wife just had a baby boy 3 months ago, so he will be leaving his wife and child behind. Talk about growing up fast. Our prayers are with him and his family. It's a short (4 month) tour, so hopefully he will not miss too much of the baby's growth.
The conversation landed on religious beliefs after dinner and got a little heated. I won't get into detail, but we shared our views, agreed and disagreed on certain points and left it at that. It was nice to voice an opinion and listen to others and know that we are all entitled to our own beliefs. This is a group of strong women with strong opinions but we all realize that they are "our" opinions and we do not feel the need to be right or change someone else's views. It was an enjoyable debate.
I look forward to next months meal. Maybe they'll let me off the hook and let me bring the salad since I've done the entree the last 2 months. What do you think, Ladies?
I, too, have friends with whom I can share my opinion without fear of getting jumped on. If only our whole country could be as tolerant of opposing views, huh?ReplyDelete