Friends, friends, and more friends!
Friday with a couple at their special place simply referred to as “the hill”. We hadn’t seen them in nine months. Just that couple of hours were wonderful. Touching each other’s lives again. Feeling like we had never been apart.
Saturday a road trip took him and me to spend the next 24 hours or so with our bestie. Our best friend and I have been friends since I was 14. When I met my husband, they also became best buddies. Our friend has a lovely wife and three of the most wonderful sons I have ever met. Crawfish, huge delicious crawfish were on the menu for supper. Lots of laughs with the larger group of their friends.
Sunday, home and a nap! My porch felt wonderful! I laid up and read a book all evening.
Monday morning brought severe weather to our area. Many of our neighbors and friends are still without power. Thankfully, ours came back on earlier this afternoon. He spent a good part of his day going round the neighborhood helping neighbors with trees and clearing the side roads.
We did get to see another couple of our friends. She is a precious lady in my life. I can go to her with my heartaches and my happiness and her compassion never ceases to amaze me.
Our son sent video posts of the amazing waterfalls on the road to Hana. One of the videos has his voice in the background. It is just a passing word or two. But, I listened to it over a couple of times. Just to hear him. Yes, we can call on the phone. But, the time difference and the reception on his end along with my job place restrictions regarding cell phones reduce the window of opportunity for that.
The best part of the past few days was this evening. My daughter turned 28 today. I cannot begin to describe her endless wonderful qualities. I would certainly be accused of exaggeration by those who do not know her and scolded by those who do for leaving out their favorite thing about her. Generous to a fault, incredibly smart, energetic, creative, compassionate, sassy, stubborn, beautiful……her father and I were blessed with a brief supper date this evening. We had planned on a slightly grander event, but the weather put us off from that trip. Still, no matter where we are or what we do, time with her is all that matters.
Orchids pouring like the waterfalls of Hana, like the powerful storms of a Texas spring, like the love of friends and family. Filling my life and my heart with a lovely fragrance and beautiful blooms.