Thursday, July 16, 2015

Road Trip #1: Seeing My 20 Year Friends

After visiting OBU, we drove to see my dear friend Kim. She treated us to a steakhouse dinner. Twinkle asked if she should order okra. Now, to my knowledge, the only okra she's ever had is Turkish...a cold non-friend, side dish (good, but not Southern). I told her she'd love it. When they delivered her food, she said, "But where's the okra?" There's a Southern girl somewhere deep down inside of her, but it just hasn't surfaced yet. We watched "Sweet Home Alabama" together on this road trip, and I think a little Southern is starting to emerge. (Both her Papa and I are very Southern, but she'd just never lived in the South and has always had Yankee teachers. Good teachers. But they just taught her to talk wrong.)

We so enjoyed Kim's little ones. She was a foster mama who has now adopted. We were happy to meet our newest niece.

Aunt Kim treated the girls to a pedicure in exchange for babysitting. A real American pedicure! One that doesn't cause you to bleed and cry!

Meanwhile, Kim and my dear, dear friend Laurie and I went out for lunch and hang out time.

We also stopped in to see Kim's parents. They blessed me so much during my college years, letting me come stay weekends with them and loving on me like I was their own. I haven't seen them in years. They go country dancing one night of the week, so they gave the girls some quick lessons.

And then before we left, I asked the three of them to sing us some Gospel music. They are big Gospel music folks. The sound was sweet to me.

We're getting older, but these friends will always be there for me. I know that.

THANKFULLY her mama slept in the next day, and I was the first one awake to get her out of bed. I got to have some snuggle time. There is nothing like that early morning, just waking up, crawl in your lap kind of snuggle. My baby years are over, and I miss them. But I am going to be a very happy GrandMama one day!

The trip was short, but I am so glad we got to do it.


Tara G. said...

Good friends with whom you have history are priceless! And goodness...your girls keep getting prettier all of the time!

Bteacher99 said...

I am not a Yankee. :)

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