Today was such a special day! It was 15 degrees when we got up this morning but it was warm in our home. We got ready for Church and had a wonderful service. We always receive a blessing. We love our Church. We have been going there for about 18 years. Then we went to a restaurant to enjoy a brunch. It was so good!
We came home and Sweet Hunter left and went to a gun show. I straightened up a little and then made some homemade soup and cornbread & Peanut Butter Cookies for dessert. Then I got a special phone call from my best friend Vicki. Her and Eddie were coming over to visit. I was so excited!
We have been friends for almost 30 years but we don't get to spend much time together anymore. LIFE takes us on different journeys. Our relationship is very special though. I have always told my children and grandchildren, that if you ever can find friends like we have with Vicki and Eddie, you have found a hidden treasure. I tell them to hang on to it and nourish your friendship. We might not see each other or talk to each other as often as we used to, but we all know that if we need each other, WE ARE THERE. We can go several weeks without talking and then when we get together it is just as though we talked yesterday. There are not many people that are blessed to have a friendship like ours. I have also always told my children & grandchildren that friends come and go, but family will always be there. Well, these friends are our family and are always there when we need them. We only wish we could be as good of friends as they are to us.
One time a year we spend a week together in Helen, Ga. together. We have a blast doing nothing. You will hear more about that in May after we go. I could write a book about our friendship but I want to tell you about today. When they called, I was making cornbread. I got so excited. I am planning on starting a quilt and couldn't wait until I could show Vicki my fabric. She loved the colors that I have. Then she turned to me and said, "Do you want to see my quilt?" I responded, "Are you doing a quilt?" She pulled out a beautiful quilt top and spread it across the floor. I was so impressed. Then she showed me the seams on the back. It was all hand sewn. I asked her how she had time to do this. She works 2 jobs along with having 4 grandchildren. She said she had been very busy. I was speechless. I can't even get my first block cut.
Anyway, I took pictures and then she told me that she has been looking at blogs and got in the quilting mood. THEN SHE TOLD ME TRUTH! She found this handmade quilt top at a thrift store and paid 9.95 for it. She had me really going. I believed her. She is an amazing woman so I didn't put it past her. Can you believe someone did all that work and gave it away? Anyway, Vicki is so excited about finishing this quilt. She considers this a blessing but you would have to know her to know how funny this really was. We are like Lucy and Ethel. Anyway, we talked and caught up on each others lives and had a great time. We laughed & cried.
At the same time Randy and Eddie were catching up too. Eddie brought us a brand new home
kit for our XM radio and gave it to us. We are so excited about this. I can't wait to get it hooked up. There are not words to tell you what this visit meant to us. We spent the rest of the evening visiting with our "FAMILY" that we call "FRIENDS". They are both, a gift to us, from our Lord. We love you Vicki and Eddie more than you will ever know!