Wednesday, October 21, 2009

The heart

Tonight I flew home from back East and I have to tell you that the thing that touched my heart again, were all the wonderful people and friends that I was able to meet and see again after many years. Some friends it had been 3 years, others 8 years and some almost 30 years since we had seen each other. Still my heart was glad that we were able to renew our friendships  or make new ones. I was blessed to spend this last week with a dear friend and her family. She has a boy and a little girl and both of them captured my heart. Every day we got to spend time either, working on projects, studying homework, walking, sewing, playing house, cooking, and on and on. Yes, I was Aunt Lynn to them but even though we aren't blood relation, I felt like I was leaving my family today and I cried.

How grateful I am to have been a part of their lives for just a short while again. They certainly have made a profound difference in mine and I hope we get to continue that friendship for many years. I loved this quote and thought that it went perfect for my day.  I hope you enjoy it!

The heart of a child

(Author Unkown)

One hundred years from now

It will not matter

What kind of car I drove,

What kind of house I lived in,

How much I had in my bank

Nor what my clothes looked like.

One hundred years from now

It will not matter

What kind of school I attended,

What kind of typewriter I used,

How large or small my church,

But the world may be a little better because

I was important in the life of a child.

Tonight Jeff and Angie came to the airport to pick me up. I am telling you, seeing that little red head run toward me and hugging me while saying "oh nana, you've been gone sooooo many days, I missed you", that touched my heart too. And of course seeing Jeff and the kids again, made me realize the truth about the saying ... "HOME IS WHERE YOUR HEART IS". It was a great day, I was able to meet and get to know some incredible people on my flights, I know when you watch the news it makes you wonder if there are any good people left in the world. I am here to tell you that they are and they were on my flights with me.

I am grateful too for my daughter Lauren calling me and making sure that my blog went out each day, since I had no access to a computer.

Good night dear friends, it is good to be HOME!


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