I knew when we signed up for this project there was a good possibility that we would get to connect with some dear friends whom we haven’t seen in years. I also knew that there were several other SOWER projects in the area (OK, about a 100 mile radius) that might just allow for some lovely SOWER connections during the month too. But what I had failed to realize was that my nephew and family were just up the road in Hendersonville, NC, only 60 miles away. What a lovely surprise to receive a text Sunday morning inviting us up for the afternoon – egg hunt and Easter dinner included!
I’m not going to tell you it was next door
but it was a beautiful day for a drive, and we were excited to be seeing folks we hadn’t seen in just about a year!
First up, it was time for the directions for the Egg Hunt.
You know – who can find what color, the hunt boundaries, and other pertinent egg hunting directives. Then it was off for the egg gathering!
I can see one of your blue ones, Hugh!
Lot of fun for the little ones, and then a delicious home cooked Easter dinner! No pictures. Too busy eating!
Before too long it was time to pack it in and head back home. After all, the new job started in the morning. But since the day was totally unexpected, it was doubly filled with joy!
Today continued with the Easter blessings. After a good first day of work, we managed a lovely connection with our missionary friends, Jeff and Esther. In reality, they aren’t our missionary friends, they are our friends who have served faithfully on several different mission fields for the last 40+ years. And before that, we were high school friends!
These dear friends are only about 15 minutes away so I know we’ll see them again during our time here. And we are very thankful for that!