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Just Another Ordinary Summer (and what a friend really thinks)

My friend Jackie and I have lots in common. We both homeschool, we both blog, we’re roughly the same age, we both have four children, we both love good books. And we both walked through a messy, painful situation that tested our faith and our friendship, and we came through it stronger than ever. God is good. So, Jackie knows the real me, and I was so glad she offered to read an early copy of Rocking Ordinary. What would she think?  Did it help? Was I sincere? Did it ring true? I was so nervous about her reading it, I hardly spoke to her about it at all. But then, she told me what she really thought: I met Lea Ann through kind of unusual circumstances. Circumstances that would have given her every right to not reply to my first message to her, that she didn’t want to get wrapped up in, that were messy and sad and disappointing. But she chose to be a friend to me, through lots of messages exchanged and prayers prayed. I’ve …