I don’t want to make an official call yet, but it looks like we may be starting to make some friends. I have documentation of one of them: the Horse Cow Man.
Last night, we were invited to the house of T’s friend (the Horse Cow Man) from Bible study to have chili and hand out candy to the crazy trick-or-treaters in their neighborhood. His wife is a sweetheart. I have never seen a woman nine months pregnant and so happy, helpful, and energetic. She is a wonder. She is due to deliver their first child this week, but last night she played hostess to 5 or 6 couples who came by for dinner and children-in-costume-watching.
Tonight, I was able to hang out with Mrs. Horse Cow Man again and also go to a running club with my coworker M. Mrs. HCM wanted to hear about how T and I met. It is good to feel known in a small way in a city that is foreign.
We are blessed.
P.S. Dinner update from last week: there were 7 ladies total. 5 married, 2 single; 4 in their 30s, 2 in their 50s, and me. They were all lovely company.
P.P.S. Check out this neat math- and music-related video from another new friend in Houston, one of T’s colleagues: