Monday, July 28, 2008
Friends from Asia
This weekend, the day we got home from Yellowstone, some friends came into town. We were longing to see them and despite the laundry, the unpacking, the lack of food in the house, we were so excited that they were here. They live in Asia, you see. We met them at the University where we attended - never mind how many years ago. We traveled with them, celebrated holidays together, enjoyed getting to know another culture. They are now leading lives very different from our own on the other side of the world, but the definite connection is still there. In my heart, there is a place for H. and C. and even their kids that can never be filled. They are like family in a lot of ways. We had a wonderful weekend with them and their beautiful daughters. We shared memories, shopped, talked, ate, and attended church together. The weekend went all too fast and they were gone to their next stop before flying home. I figured that it was at least 12 years since we had seen them. That was way too long!! There were long years where we lost touch, not knowing exactly where they were. I searched the internet, e-mailed anyone I thought might have contact, but to no avail. Katrina (the storm) brought us together as H. began searching for news of my family to see how everyone was after the storm. Hopefully, we will see them regularly from now on. They plan to visit the U.S. more often and we plan to visit their country. We pray blessings on them and their family as they carry on with their lives. We send them away again, hoping for time later. If not here, then in heaven!!!