This Beautiful Inheritance: Divine Friendships

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Divine Friendships

This weekend, we had the joy of traveling to Texas to visit our friends we met at Pine Cove Family Camp last summer . In less than a year, this family has become dear friends to us. In September, we met them in Branson for some Silver Dollar City action, and this weekend, we got to enjoy their neck of the woods and spend a couple days in their home.

These friends of ours are so hospitable. What was theirs was ours over the weekend and they were happy for it to be so. They have generous, servant hearts. And their kids? Oh my. So sweet. Their bigs are such good role models for my littles.

And I was beyond thankful that they were all so understanding and gracious about our, um, "strong-willed" child. There were a few times that, if I had been with people a little less understanding, I would have broken down and cried over the embarrassment of my youngest's tantrums and blatant disobedience. But not around these folks. They took it all in stride and assured us that "this too shall pass." My sweet friend and mommy of three just pulled my little one close and whispered in her ear. "You are so special. God has great things in store for you!" When my stinker pulled away and pouted, my friend just kept lavishing love. That right there is a woman after God's own heart.

Despite those challenges, we had a wonderful weekend full of sweet fellowship. We enjoyed an adults only dinner at an amazing steak restaurant, visited the Dallas World Aquarium, visited our friends' church, and cheered at our first ever ice hockey game! And of course, we concocted plans of meeting up again.

I'm just so thankful for the divine way God brings people together and creates friendships you never expected. Until next time T family!

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