Friday, July 27, 2012

out-of-town guest

once the baby and hubby were asleep, kemberly and i and bailey all curled up on sofa, lights dimmed, and talked. no one looked at their watch or worried about going to bed.

 i wasn’t just hosting just any ol’ out-of-town guest for the night, but one of my dearest, most cherished friends. just like kemberly says, our lives have gone down different paths over the course of 15 years, but with each visit, we just pick up where we left off. the time between visits is like a litmus test of a friendship, and ours is one that survives anything. everything.

kemberly has a “helping profession” that reflects in everything she does. though she sees herself as my friend, she’s also my greatest therapist. she has this innate ability to say the right things – the most empathetic and supportive character of anyone i know. these traits have a lot to do with kemberly’s faith and walk with god – she always chooses thankfulness and joyfulness for the good in life than give a flying flip over the negative. for this, it’s so easy to love her.

it was fun to wake up in the same house together – drinking chai tea, eating fresh fruit in the chaos of my toy strewn house, talking between work-related calls and/or emails. it was an event we’ve promised to replicate on a regular basis. so easy and enjoyable! it felt as if we had somehow found a way to have the best of both worlds. children and work trips and late nights. best friends and little families. a simple idea and the best kind of fun!

Song: West Coast  Artist: Nighttiming


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