Saying...not goodbye...but see you soon...
with a smile on their faces. Yet sadness in their young hearts.
And then...suddenly...back with the parents...who missed her so.
But that leaves out an entire part of the story! Imagine getting a text from a blog friend...whom you have never met nor actually spoken to...asking you for a favor. Asking you to pick up her daughter at the super big airport in New York City, and welcoming her into your home for the night. And then helping her find a way home on a bus. But then realizing that the bus ride would be way too long, so offering to meet her family halfway on a Saturday afternoon. And you know who said Yes! Of Course! Right away?
That would be the sweet, funny, amazing, blessed Kathleen.
And there she is...waiting for my girl.
She and her hubby Bill spent way too long in the airport waiting for my Madison.
And took her to their home and a nice bed with fresh sheets and a magazine and body wash waiting for her.
Now that is a friend!
We met, and as it was when I met Tara, it was like seeing an old friend again.
Not at all like meeting someone for the first time.
Kathleen is exactly as she seems on her wonderful blog...she is beautiful, funny, kind, lovely, mothering, and gracious.
Not only did we make friends immediately, our kids did as well.
Look at all those blessing we have!
And the hubbies? They could have talked forever.
I see a meet up in our near future.
And I hope they do too!
This morning I had coffee with my Madison.
In my brand new mug from Denmark.
One guess what it says. : )
And this evening, Steve made her favorite meal...meatloaf, mashed potatoes, broccoli, and tossed salad.
For dessert, Peyton made her a favorite...peach pie.
And all of this makes me very happy. : )
Have a blessed week, my friends.