A really special gift was given to me this past week. On our trek from New York to Boston we stopped in the beautiful little town of Lee, Massachusetts to meet up with my *modern day pen pal* and her family. Our friendship was formed through technology! Speaking of technology, did I mention that the wedding pictured below was a result of
e-harmony God's sovereignty? I kid you not. (smile )
There's something so special about seeing someone for the first time in person, even though you already count yourselves good friends. I felt an immediate connection to Erin and fell in love with her family. We have five boys between the two of us and it was pure joy to see all of them playing together. I mean, seriously, how adorable are her children! Erin's oldest was so sweet to my Jobie. He asked if he could hold him, gave Job a little kiss on his head, and was his buddy the rest of the time. And Erin's middle child, in the striped shirt, had Jobie laughing in hysterics! Such sweet boys.
Erin and her husband John picked the perfect spot. Um, I would like ^ that brownie right there right now! ( I also love Erin's ring! ) If you find yourself in Lee, Massachusetts, stop by the Starving Artist Cafe + Creperie. You will thank me! You'll find delicious food and beautiful atmosphere. And, if you have children, you will have really hit the jackpot-- they have a wonderful little corner full of toys.
Erin's youngest and my Graeme are just days apart. Mister C is too cute! I wish they lived closer because I think our boys would be best pals. By the way, do you know how difficult it is to get five boys together with their mamas for a picture? Check out the next few shots. Thankfully, no, Graeme did not pull the fire alarm. oh boy! The funny thing is, I was clueless about that until looking through these pictures today! ha!
What a joy to be able to meet my friend Erin and her sweet family. Steve and I left with full hearts-- so blessed by their company and kindness. I am so thankful for modern technology. And I look forward to many more meetings such as this one. Erin, thank you for being my friend, even if I do have spit up all down my arm in this picture!