Thursday, October 23, 2008

PhotoStoRy FriDay...

PhotoStory Friday
Hosted by Cecily and MamaGeek

Today I met up with my FriEnd - Karolynn and kids for BreaKfast at IHOP...While waiting to pay for our food...2 CouPles CommENTed on how our children were so well behaved in the restaurant. One of the CuTe ladies went out into the overflow area where our kids were playing so QUiEtly..cough, cough...to talk to the kids. As soon as I paid I went out to see what was going on....Oh, my GraVy...she was SiNging "I am a Child of God" with the kids!! It was such a TenDer moment that I HAD to take a picture (or 2)...and yes my camera was with me..you never know!
Afterwards we asked her name...Sis. Edwards was her reply. Little did I know that I would StaY around and TalK with them for an HouR longer. Thanks to Karolynn for taking LiTTle S home with her...I had a SwEEt and MakE my WeeK conversation with them.
It's so WonDerfuL to have MeaniNgful conversations with those who are WiSe WELL beyond my years!! I ChERish the words which were spoken about their lives. In the ShoRt time we were able to connect as though we were FamiLy...They said they would call the next time they met...which is every month or so...I sure HopE they do!!!

20 comments:

The Murray Files said...

Finally! I have been trying to leave a comment forever! Thanks for buying some books. I am sure you will like them. I am scared to tell Jared what I just spent. More overtime, honey. :)

Chris said...

They're always so interesting to talk to, aren't they?

Indrani said...

Such a sweet encounter and you have new friends for ever!

Cecily R said...

What a nice way to spend an afternoon! I love that!

Renée aka Mekhismom said...

What a great story and nice photos too!

Weeksie50 said...

What a fun day..
Great photos..

CrackerJacks said...

It's always a treat to meet new people. I enjoy it every time. A wonderful PSF!

DeAnna said...

I am sure you made those people's day so much brighter by sharing your sweet spirit with them.Thanks for being who you are and not to busy to be so kind to some one you don't know. YOU WILL BE BLESSED!!!

Heather said...

I love having talks with older folks, it's amazing the amount of knowledge they are willing to share about nothing special, just looking for someone to share with.

sharon said...

What a lovely thing to happen not only for the kids, but for you. I am so grateful for the kind and wise people I find everywhere. I am grateful I am able to leave a message - I have been unable to do so on your blog for a couple of days.Hello Karolynn! Love you!!

MamaGeek @ Works For Us said...

What a lovely afternoon and new friends to boot!

Karolynn said...

That was so sweet! I had such a great breakfast (minus Morgan being a turd). When I walked out and witnessed sister Edwards (she wouldn't tell us her first name) singing with the kids, I just wanted to cry. I hope I can be like that when I am an old woman. Thanks for showing me how to be compassionate toward ALL people you are a great example!

CC said...

That is so neat! I hope you do get to talk every month.

Jon and Janene said...

Mel,
Fun encounter. Love IHOP! You look exactly the same, and your girls are adorable. I only ended up with one and that's plenty for me.
Janene

Deb said...

awwww... that is so sweet! my father-in-law is 88 and by far, the most interesting person in the family!

Kelli @ Gohn Crazy said...

Sounds like an unexpected gift. :) I'm glad you were able to capture it with a picture so that you are reminded. Lovely PSF.

Cheryl Kanenwisher said...

mmmmm.ihop.

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

wild! How nice that you met them and got to sit and chat.

kim said...

Wow! What a sweet experience for a sweet lady. Your spirit draws people to you. Love Ya!

*.Kennedy.* n' ~McKoy~ said...

im sorry but this post is DARLING! that is so precious!