Wednesday, December 3, 2008

The time to relax is -- when you don't have time for it.

Sidney J. Harris


Wednesday, Thanksgiving Eve, between email conferencing with my study group about a quiz due on Thanksgiving (!*###*!), trying to find space for the guest bed for D&T, minor gift panicking, working on veggies for T-day, and I cannot remember what else, we FINALLY went to lunch at Sariah's best friend Heather's who has been inviting us since we baby and house sat for her a couple of years ago.  45 minute drive each way, plus lunch and visiting time.  Time I could not afford, but oh, so delightfully refreshing.


Heather grew up in pretty comfortable circumstances and married well.  When she and Sariah were friends in high school, I thought she was a bit spoiled and worldly, but nice and a good friend.  Well, the "spoiled little rich girl" and her husband have adopted 7 children from 3 different families, some with special needs.  They are incredible.  Their home life is crazy busy – therapists coming and going all day everyday, doctor appointments, the kids who are in school are in 4 different schools -  but the home atmosphere is relaxed and happy.  It is clearly a loving home.   A joy to know people like this.


Lunch with Heather's and Sariah's families was a relaxing interlude in a busy day week season  life.


1 comment:

  1. They are incredible. Six are between the ages 2 and 6 and all of those are with special needs. Their whole family is awesome. :)