What a time Mayvia had in this distant land (called Africa) with their friend they call Kelly. They had fun seeing her in her own environment, they had some much-needed face-time and shared some very special moments together where they discussed dark seasons, parenting struggles, God's hand on their lives, life in general, and it may have been mentioned that the girl named Tasha needed to change out her silver-hooped earnings that she had worn since the 10th grade. It was also mentioned that the girl named Tasha had never even taken those hooped earnings out except for mandatory purposes (we call these soccer games). So dangly earrings were purchased for said girl named Tasha and she finally entered her 30's (right before her 37th birthday! Yay).
These conversations the 3 girlfriends had, they were things that needed to be said, but were only conversations that could be had when looking the recipient in the eye. The 3 girlfriends laughed all the laughs, cried all the cries, and now it was time to say their farewells.
Saying "see ya later" is never the fun part, but the inevitable part of such an adventure. (And knowing that the girl called Kelly would soon be coming back to her native land was also helpful.)
After the embrace and the goodbye tears, Mayvia headed inside to board their carriage (we call this an airplane) back to their families (and husbands who were anxiously awaiting their arrival. Eleven children. That's all I need to say.)
But not until Mayvia decided to throw all advice aside from the husband they call Josh and decided to brave the other distant land (called Amsterdam) because of a carriage changeover (we call this a long layover).
So, the girls called Mayvia put on their big girl undies (because the "p" word is NOT allowed in the vicinity of the girl named Tasha, ahem), purchased their boat tickets (we call these train tickets. I'm running out of old-timey transportation descriptions.) and headed out into the world of the unknown (actually, it's called Amsterdam).
The air was brisk and the wind was cold, so it's a good thing they dressed appropriately (that is called sarcasm).
...as they walked toward their destination (the Madame Tussauds wax museum), to meat some of the most influential people in the world (kind of).
After scratching backs with all these famous people, Mayvia decided it was time to head back to the carriage station (called an airport) and head home to their waiting families.
Mayvia loaded up on familiar beverages that can't be found in the distant land they had been visiting (called Africa). (It's also worth noting the MISspelled name on Heidi's coffee, and the beautiful sparkly fingernails. Sparkly fingernails are a must when 3 girlfriends get together;)...
...and got comfortable for the long trek back to their native land.
While Mayvia slept the hours away, their little native children were busy preparing for their arrival.
Mayvia did many other things as well. If every one of them were written down, I suppose that even the whole world would not have room for the books that would be written...