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Birthday Brunch

my fellow kindergarten mom friends celebrate with me! The menu was an American Brunch, with cream cheese tortilla pinwheels, hashed brown potato casserole (thanks to Faith who took me to Costco the day before so I could get the 6 pound bag!!), various muffins, veggie plate, and fruit with dip.

For me, the highlight of the brunch was the beautiful prayer that my new friend Teresa prayed before our meal. Her Japanese is wonderful, and she spoke to our Savior Jesus from her heart. My daily prayer is that these dear, precious friends of mine will one day come to know Jesus in a personal way as well, and that they too will know that they can speak to Him, their Best Friend.

Later on that day, Jeff asked me how the brunch went. As I thought about it, I reflected on the fact that these women are my friends. I feel comfortable with them, I want to spend time with them, and I really appreciate who they are as individuals. I feel so honored that Jesus has allowed me to personally meet them! And I especially want them all to meet Him personally!

The brunch was characterized by... laughter! We laughed and laughed. Were they laughing AT me or WITH me? Hmmm... no matter. We had a great time. Enjoy the pictures of MY FRIENDS!

Nozomi's birthday brunch buddies' bicycles
A carport full of bicycles
Nozomi's birthday brunch buddies
A house full of friends

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