We relaxed into visits as if we had known one another since childhood. We showed them our cabin and how it was built, the boys shop and Archery Range, and shared a good home cooked meal with them before they had to pack to head south.
What surprised me most, was how interested they were in our lives. We are simple folks, living a simpler life than most. Our time is totally devoted to our families and friends, as we found was true for them also. As interesting as Jack and Sherry are, they found our lives of interest.
We have been blessed with some true gems in our North Carolina friends. They have been God-sends. It has been a very long time since Bill has been so open and welcoming to new friends. He wasn't so sure of meeting my blog friends, but is so glad that he did, thanks to their genuine kindness.
And how many kids, these days, will pick up a toad and examine it like a new toy. I think they were a bit surprised at the way his Dad taught him on the spot, how to put the toad to sleep by gently rubbing its tummy. And even more so,
that he would try it himself. I'm proud of the way our lives have turned out thus far. Our families are living day to day struggles and triumphs, that make us appreciate the little things such as a sleeping toad in the palm of a young boy's hand.
Sherry and Jack's visit was perfectly orchestrated by the Big Guy upstairs. I don't think they realize how they have touched both mine and Bill's hearts.
They truly are the BEST and will remain in our prayers the rest of our days.
Some of you may think this is a bunch of ' bull,' but it isn't. It's the truth. You cannot ever tell me that this short visit was not intended for more purpose than ' just meeting ' our blog friends. There is a greater plan out there. We are not meant to have all the answers, but this friendship is going to last. Sometimes, a person just gets a ' feeling!'
God Surprise You All.