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” It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair…”

It was 2:00 in the morning.  For whom did the bell toll?   It tolled for me, and for a few of my friends.  While they are the closest of kin, in moments like these, I prefer to call them friends.  Friends stick together.  Friends endure hardship, together.

In this moment, we three were awake.   Our senses were heightened, while our bodies, our brains, and our spirits were tired.  It had been a hard 24 hours, and we were merely witnesses to the hardship.  Much like the earlier quote from Charles Dickens, this early Thansgiving hour was both good and bad.  Accordingly, every tick of the clock, every chime of the bells, and every chirp of a bird served to keep us awake.

One of us sought and hopefully attained a little rest.  As the remaining two of our threesome settled in, we chuckled briefly over pictures of a rabbit wearing silly hats, and then it happened.  Our stomachs collectively began to growl.

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What followed were clandestine moments of relocating clocks and searching the freezers for Blue Bell.  They say it is the best ice cream in the country, and I think they are right.   The night light glow on the dimly lite smile on my young friends face was all I needed.  We were together, and we were happy.   And the fat content in that ice cream put us both to sleep.

In moments like these
I sing out a song,
I sing out a love song to Jesus.
In moments like these
I lift up my hands,
I lift up my hands to the Lord.

Singing I love You, Lord.
Singing I love You, Lord.
Singing I love You, Lord,
I love You.

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, indeed, as most times are. And I would not trade them, or my dear friends, for the world…

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