Saturday, August 10, 2013

Vacation Time and Friends Time

For the last few days our little family of four has been able to enjoy some quality vacation time. Yesterday I met my August Quest as I thought about how thankful I am for this special time together. 

We have delighted in a break from routines and work by taking a little journey...going swimming...trying new dishes at new restaurants...visiting places we have never been before...and catching up with friends.  Yes, it has been cherished time together and I am very thankful for it.

As I mentioned above, we have visited with some long time friends in the past few days.  We are so blessed to have friends all over this great nation.  This week we have been able to reconnect with two sets of friends we haven't seen in a very long time.  I am so thankful we had the opportunity to do so! 

Not only did we catch up on what is going on in each other's lives now, but we shared wonderful memories of days gone by way too quickly.  It doesn't seem like it's been that long...but today's date says otherwise.  One of the great blessings of these friendships is that even though years have come and gone since our time living as neighbors, we picked right up like it was just days ago.  How wonderful is that?  

In the coming week we will reconnect with several other special friends of ours that we haven't seen in a while.  I am so thankful for the blessing of friendships that last.  I was reminded today that God abundantly blesses us with so many incredible relationships in our lives and all we have to do is reach out and keep them going.  

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