Wednesday, May 1, 2013

A couple of tender mercies

One of the highlights of Boston was getting an email from my friend Rochelle. We met through blogging a few years ago but since Texas is super far from Washington it was kind of hard for us to get together. When she told me that she was coming to Boston with her husband for a wedding I was so excited! We were able to get together for lunch and had the best conversation. Her husband, Greg, was a gem and was happy to entertain C so Rochelle and I could enjoy our short time together. During the few moments C was occupied with his food Greg also got to participate in the conversation. I was feeling particularly frustrated with my life at the time and they both had some great words of wisdom and encouragement. That visit was a tender mercy for me and I can't wait to see them again when they come out to Logan this summer.

Another tender mercy I had was being able to reconnect with my dear friend Sherene. We both grew up in Oregon but she moved to Boston when we were in high school. It had been over 20 years since we had seen each other. I was so happy that we were able to get together.

I especially loved that we were able to get our kids together. 

Gabby and Eden totally hit it off...and Dylan was such a good sport hanging out with C.

Being able to reconnect with an old friend is some of the best therapy. It's crazy what a couple of hours of talking and sharing can do for the soul. Spending time with these two amazing women did for my soul...


Rochelleht said...

That was the perfect day. Truly. So much fun!!! I could have sat and talked all day. I am excited for this summer, for sure! Hope you guys have all settled and life is way more calm.

Lauren in GA said...

That is so neat that you actually met Rochelle! I have lurked on her blog before and I think she is pretty incredible.

So neat you were able to see Sherene again, too. How fun that your kids hit it off like that :)

I have been meaning to e-mail you. Remember when I asked for your mailing address? Well, it was because I was going to surprise you with one of those Sombrero headbands that I wore for Cinco de Mayo a couple of years ago...well...I searched all year and they never had them back in stock. I went this past May to the same party store to see if maybe they just had them around the actual Cinco de Mayo but they didn't have them. Boo. So...I'm sorry that I was never able to make all of your Cinco de Mayo dreams come true. *sniff*