~The Wizard of Oz~
Today I'm grateful for:
the perfect kite flying day.
the ocean. I never fail to hear God's voice in the sound of the ocean. Yesterday it said "I told you it'd be alright"
reconnecting. I reconnected with my Father's side of the family. They are my people and I am profoundly blessed.
Dear Jim & Tara:
Thank you so much for allowing my family and I to invade your home. The grace and hospitality you showered on us has left feeling very humbled and grateful. You opened your beautiful home to virtual strangers with nothing in common but a connection to a last name. Through your hospitality we discovered we had, in fact, a great deal in common and after a single day, parted as family.
Watching you two this weekend was a joy to behold. Seeing your deep connection and respect was a privilege. Your home is beyond beautiful and warm and comfortable. Oh, and the cooking was Ok too. Specially the bacon.
I cannot foresee a time where I'll be able to return the favor. After all, I LOVE my city of Jacksonville but there is little here to "visit". BUT, should the opportunity arise, please feel free to call me in the dark of the morning, before the call of the alarm clock, and say "Hey Cuz! I'll be at your house in an hour. Can't wait to see you!". I promise, I will not be as gracious or even as hospitable as you, but I will brush the crumbs off the futon, feed you very well, and love you lots.
Thank you for letting me back into your lives. I promise it will not be another 25 years till we see each other again.
Love you lots,
And thank you for loving us anyway