My dear friend Stephanie from Chico came to visit me. It was a surprise for my birthday. A sneaky little plan set up by her and my mom. What a joy it was to sit with a friend from what I fondly call my “old life” and have her experience my “new life” or more accurately “my in transition life”. It was refreshing and comforting. It made me miss my old life some but I did notice that the sting is not quite as strong. It is fading some as my excitement and peace for what is to come grows. I am thankful for that. I feel so blessed to have had this precious time with someone who knows me well, who challenges me, encourages me and speaks truth into my life.