This past week was incredible for me! It’s been crazy busy, but crazy fun! I’ve seen more friends and family than I have in a very long time…visited with old friends and made some wonderful new ones! It started off with Monika (friend since youth camp) and I driving to Toronto and only missing one exit off of the highway! We met up with Annemarie (friend since College) and her lovely daughter Molina (new friend) for one of the LONGEST lunches I’ve ever had the privilege of eating! Not that I knew what I was eating, but I liked all of it–save the curried chicken 🙂 Annemarie is living such an exotic life now that we at a Vietnamese restaurant! Soooo good!
Next, Monika and I were off to the Grad ceremonies with Annemarie for our former Bible College. It was awesome seeing so many friends that I hadn’t seen in years, Profs, Deans and our former School President. I think the highlight was that the Dean of Women Sue Rodney James remembered me and was so happy to see me! She yelled out “Sherry Fletcher” and opened her arms wide 🙂 How awesome is that! I made so many incredible friends in College. Bonnie I wish you could have been there! Two of our classmates were honoured! Craig Burton received a lifetime award for his years of service as the Chairman of the Board and Dale Sanger was the valedectorian for Seminary students as he completed his Masters Degree. Many friends I’ve stayed in touch with and we’ve been through so much together…love found, love lost, ministry achievements, ministry heartaches, children born, children lost, children married… Our friendships have sometimes been the hope that kept us going when everything within us wanted to give up!
Monika and I headed to the hotel in Ajax where I was the retreat speaker for two friends churches from Peterborough. Such an awesome time seeing old friends and making new ones. I even saw more College friends that attend their churches! I met the cutest little Worship Leader on the planet and I LOVE her music! I can’t stop listening to her CD. You need to check out her website http://www.melina-d.ca and get a copy! Melina Dulluku I love you 🙂 There were too Amazing worship leaders for the weekend, fun games and a really great time connecting with God! I couldn’t have managed this weekend without my incredible friend Monika! Mon, thanks for ALL you did 🙂
The last event was filled with family and friends! I drove down to speak at the Simcoe, ON Spring Fling Event with my mother-in-law and got to visit with my mom! At the event I saw Braeside friends, unexpected college friends, some of my old youth group and met some new friends too! Busy Week yes! Amazing Week YES!!! It just makes me realize how important it is to build friendships and keep them growing. You never know where you’ll be when you might just need one! Love you all! ~Sherry