I'm not even sure if you'll remember me. It was the Day of the Chocolate Ducks, a.k.a. the first Mountain View Community Church Women's Day Retreat. You spoke to us about keeping our ducks in a row and chocolate. (Do you ever NOT speak about chocolate?)
Your key scripture that day was Philippians 4:8-10: "Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable - if anything is excellent or praiseworthy - think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me - put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you."
I just happened to have a pin with me that day that said "Whatever!" and gave it to you as a remembrance of the day.
You were so real and so down-to-earth and so obviously shared from your heart. I felt a strong connection to you and loved the way you got involved on a personal level during the breaks.
Maybe it was partly because you and Debbi are such good friends that you connected so well with our women that day, but I think it was also because you have the heart of a good friend to all women.
Thank you for your friendship, though it lasted only a day. You encouraged me more than you'll ever know.