Last Saturday, we took the day off to visit with our friends, Pastor Mark Pryor, his lovely wife Debbie and their sweet son, Sheldon. My kids were counting down the minutes until they could spend the day with Sheldon. We took them to a nice park in Orange County and soon realized we had three little monkeys jumping on the bed - no, wait - on the playground. LOL There is nothing quite like being with friends. By late afternoon, the wind had picked up and it was getting cool so we went to a nearby mall and I treated the kids to cinnamon pretzel sticks. We then went to Chick-fil-A and wrapped up the evening chatting at Mark and Debbie's home. True friends are a blessing. Have you ever noticed it is comfortable with true friends even when you're silent? That is what Mark and Debbie are to Brian and I - true friends. We can laugh at dumb antics, cry on each other's shoulder, fight over a game of Scrabble, sit in peaceful silence sipping sweet tea, and know our friendship is safe. Remember today, to thank God for the gift of friends.