Saturday, June 18, 2011
A week with friends
Our best friends from Atlanta were here from Tuesday until Saturday. We all had a wonderful time, especially the kids. We spent almost the entire time here on the farm, with the exception of one day in Birmingham. We tried to show our friends the types of things we do each day. We picked vegetables, played on the slip-n-slide, ate snowcones, jumped on the trampoline, had a few friends pass through, etc. There was lots of music and food. There was a lot of laughs and giggles. We were so sad to see them go. As they were leaving, a group of men from our old church pulled up. They had asked to make the three and a half hour drive to the farm to serve us for a day. (That's three and a half hours ONE WAY!) This service included helping around the farm, as well as making our lunch for us. It was perfect timing and such a blessing! I am sure they left tired and sweaty and wondering if all that driving was worth a handful of hours here. But we were so touched and encouraged and it really, really meant a lot! It really is unbelievably gracious that they thought of us and chose to spend their day helping us. What a joy it has been to be a part of such a beautiful body of believers!Over the course of the rest of the day we had several other visitors. My father-in-law, brother-in-law, and nephew came by to borrow a farming implement. And my parents came by that night to pay a visit, as well. It was a busy day, on the tail end of a busy week. We are so thankful. And so exhausted. Time to call it a day!