Sunday, November 1, 2009

1000 Gifts: The Oasis of Friendship

 This weekend we were invited to my best friend's parent's house in the mountains.  A double treat!  I absolutely ADORE my best friend!  Since she and her family moved north we have not had the visiting, chatting, sharing, advice giving and receiving time that we used to.  Being able to spend time with her and her family is like visiting an oasis after a long walk in the desert -  just refreshing.  

I also love her parent's place.  It's one of THOSE places- I hope you are blessed enough to have one - where you walk in and you leave the pressure of all of your responsibilities at the door -  Ahhhhhhhhhh!  - like cuddling in a warm blanket.    

So on the list continues -  

0052.  the gift of a getaway weekend to our favorite mountain resort

0053.  seeing friends who are like family after a long separation and falling right back into where we left off

0054.  a day to pick God's bounty, together, enjoying the fruits of our labor

0055 the opportunity for "treasure hunting" - fresh air, adventure, and using muscles that have been asleep for longer than we can remember

0056.  Children - a heritage from the Lord.

0057.  a quick minute of rest on a LONG walk in the woods.

 0058.   a 3 year old who takes his time to enjoy what gifts he finds that God has left for him in the forest.

0059.  young friends hanging out in jammies to watch a favorite show after an adventurous day

0060.  plans for our next visit - just a few months away.

0061.  the innumerable blessings that a sweet friend adds to your life - thanks Heather - I love you!


Heather said...

Celebrating with you this morning, dear friend! Thanks so much for coming-- it was a true gift!

Oh, and by the way, you forgot to include this one:

momentary (musical) suffering and God's grace to endure it :)

Love you all!

amy said...

so glad you had an oasis weekend. you deserve the moment to take a breath and reconnect with a great friend. sounds like you had a great time.

Matt and Ashlee said...

I love this post Gretchen!! How Sweet!! Thanks for stopping by my blog and for the wonderful compliment!!