We had visitors this weekend before the Mother's Day festivities. Bonnie and Justin, friends from our season in Louisville, came down with their sweeties. We showed them a few of the city sights: The Peabody ducks, the new Bass Pro, Beale, and the wonder of Shelby Farms. The kids had a great time together. And it was so refreshing to talk and ask questions and process a bit together.
When we made our big move "up north" Bonnie was the first person who really befriended me. We worked in the same building and she would stop in my office to say hello on her way down the hall. She could just as easily have kept walking. What she didn't know at the time was that I would go home every afternoon in tears because I was so lonely. David and I had only been married a few months and we didn't know many folks in that city. It was a small kindness…that was the beginning of a friendship that's stretching seven years now.
She is a sister I have watched suffer many sorrows over the course of our friendship, sorrows that she has used for the glory of Jesus. A simple hello to the new secretary on the hall…turned into a long gift of friendship.
Thanks for stopping by!