Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Please Don't Leave!

This week we were privileged to have a long-time friend stay at our home. Zac and I both enjoy his company so much - he's one of those friends where even though you haven't talked on the phone or seen each other in months, you can just pick right up where you left off.

Most evenings when he was here, we all took an evening stroll through the neighborhood. It was great to take our time and enjoy the cool, comfortable summer evenings.

We talked and talked and talked about the most random of topics: how nuclear power plants work, sermon styles, growing potatoes, and public transportation, to name a few. What a joy to have our home filled with such thought-provoking conversation!

When it came time for him to leave, we asked him to stay one more day - and he did! We got a bonus 24 hours which we enjoyed with a meal on the front porch, an episode of Full House, Sarpino's pizza (with wine), and an evening campfire.

I wish there was some way to share with you through this blog the peace and comfort of spending time with such a quality friend. Although, you too are probably blessed to have someone or a few people in your life like that. What a gift those friends are - they feel like family.

Even though we asked him to stay for the rest of the week, he went home today. It was bound to happen. We will miss him but have some great memories of our conversations, walks, and of course laughing together! I love how he can get Zac laughing!

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