Coffee Date

One of my favorite things to do is to grab a cup of coffee in the morning with a good friend and catch up.  If you wanted, you could come over and sit in my living room while the girls play.

I would tell you to sit in my favorite chair because it is so darn comfy.

I’d ask how your week was going and what has been hard for you.  Then pour you a cup of our favorite vanilla roast, complete with raw sugar and real half and half (if that is how you take your coffee, I do, I like it dangerously sweet).

I would share a funny story about how Shiloh likes to sing and dance with me in the evenings.

I would show you how Capri is standing and cruising along our furniture, and then let you hold her so you could feel just how light and little she really is.  Sista can’t even break 15lbs.  Then I’d brag that I’ve been using a new bath wash on her and let you smell her skin because its crazy delicous.

I’d ask you about your children/husband/friends/job/family and listen to your answers while picturing it all in my mind.

I would show you the massive tree branch outside that barely missed our house.

I’d put Capri down for her morning nap, and get Shiloh set up with some coloring at the table so we could talk kid-free for some time.

I would tell you that my post partum depression has gotten worse this month and that I am trying some herbal remedies hoping they will help.

I would share that I am about to turn 29, but still feel like I am a teenager at times.

I would ask what your favorite tv show is right now because we don’t have cable and actually took down our tv recently, so I am out of the loop as to what is going on in the entertainment world.

I’d compliment your clothes because there is a 99% chance you have better fashion taste than me, then I would ask you where I should shop.

I would tell you that I am excited about the future, but learning some hard lessons.

I’d tell you that I am thankful for my husband and can’t wait for harvest season to end so he can have more time with us and not so many late nights working at the shop.

I’d tell you about all the music I am digging.  (Hey, I’m not 30 yet, I can say “digging” still for another year, right?)  I’d tell you to check this video out, and tell you that our last DTS put a slideshow together to this song and it was very emotionally moving.  I would tell you that it inspires me to pray for the nations and the people who are out there in the hard places, helping and serving the poorest of poor and the most broken souls around the world.  I would tell you that it reminds me of how people who we think are poor sometimes are the most rich in life and joy.

We’d likely talk for hours until my coffee pot was empty.  Then Capri would wake up and we’d realize that although we’d love to continue to retreat from our lives and get lost in more conversation, life demands us, and we have things to do.

I’d walk you out to your car, and we’d chat some more, but then the mosquitos would find us, so we would get interrupted.  I’d wave goodbye as you drive away and then I’d be smiling for the rest of the day because of how much our coffee date re-fueled my soul.

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August 7, 2013 - 6:14 pm

Ashley Lewis - You are the sweetest!!! Love this new site and your post here. It’s soo what I saw when we last had coffee. Praying JOY over you in this sweet new season and for the creative, writing juices to keep flowing!! Love you much!!! xoxo -Ashley

February 26, 2014 - 8:24 am

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