Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter

From our home to yours, Happy Easter!

Way back in 2001 we moved to Kentucky and hadn't really been here that long when we received a call from a family inviting us to church. Long story, but an older couple we were really close to from our church in Texas had a daughter who was married to a pastor & they had lived out in the same county that we live in. By the time we moved here they had already moved to a different city, but our friend Naomi in Texas contacted her daughter and asked if their friends here would give us a call to help us feel welcomed and to invite us to church - this friend is who called us.

When she called, I hemmed and hawed and really wasn't sure that I wanted to go to church w/ someone who just called us out of the blue - but she went on to say they would meet us in the parking lot so we wouldn't have to go in alone. Not that going in alone bothered us one bit, but that struck me as a really nice gesture. Then she said they would take us to lunch. By the time we got to this part of the conversation I was really getting homesick, missing my family, missing our friends in Texas and really wondering if we'd made the right decision to move here and so I told her yes. We would come to church w/ them.

Needless to say, we have become best of friends with them and have somehow been adopted by their whole family. Wonderfully nice people, lots of fun, a little on the ornery(fun kind of ornery) side and very easy people to be with and enjoy. Our first meeting was probably in August or September and the following spring they invited us to their home for Easter. Now here we are 10 years later and have spent every Easter since with them!

Just goes to show, you just never know the fruit that can come forth by just one little act of kindness. Amazing if you ask me!


Jet said...

Great pic of the girls on the bench!!! Really LOVE the dress Emma is wearing; gorgeous!!!Oh, how Norah would adore that one!

The Byrd's Nest said...

Oh what a wonderful God story!!! I love how He places people in our lives at just the right time. Happy late Easter!!!!!!!!

Kristie said...

Love ths pics. Three beautiful kiddos.

Teresa said...

Love that story! It makes a move to a new place so much easier.

The girls are lovely in their dresses.

quilt-n-mama said...

Looks like ya'll had an awesome Easter!
Blesssings my friend!
Are you coming to OK anytime soon?!?!

Donna said...

Awesome Easter pics and such a sweet story about your friends. You just never know when you'll meet forever friends.