When our friends, Debbie and Paul, call and ask us to come over for a cook-out, we don't say no. We never say no. Going to their house is always fun, always special and the main thing served is love and laughter.
Recently they put a diner in the basement of their home. An authentic diner, complete with a picture of Elvis!
The details are amazing, right down to the napkin holders and tableware. Each piece was planned with the idea of how to best serve their guests.
The group of people that came yesterday are quite special to me. It's the group of people that have been there for each other for many years. We've seen each other through some difficult times and have been joyful together through celebratory times.
We're quick to help each other when needed and lovingly call each other out when we need that too. These are the people that know the good, the bad and the ugly and love you anyway.
The common thread that ties us all together is our love for Jesus. Rare is a conversation that doesn't involve God and his plan for our lives. Christ is the driving force behind all we do, the foundation of our individual lives and the foundation of our friendship.
We shared good food, enjoyed watching our young adult children make sundaes for everyone. Observed a competitive game of bocce ball with our husbands and talked of life over a bonfire.
my daughter and her sweetie
We showed our children how richly blessed we are, how thankful we are for one another and left happy and content. Thank you Lord, for the good gifts you bring us in the people you place in our lives.