Thursday, March 14, 2013

Kansas Fun

Last weekend my husband and I flew to Kansas on a trip I'd been looking forward to for many months. We stayed at author Kim Vogel Sawyer's wonderful Bed & Breakfast, where she and husband Don made us feel right at home! One of the main reasons for the trip was to meet "in person" my friends from Australia, Rosie and Pete. Although Rosie and I had been corresponding for a while via e-mails and phone, we hadn't met face-to-face. So last year when she sent me an e-mail saying that she and her husband were planning a trip to the US and she wondered if I could come to Kansas to meet them, I was SO excited! The details were worked out and we began counting down the days. Author Judy Miller drove them from Topeka, and Author Carol Cox was able to join us on Saturday.
What a wonderful time we had---visiting, laughing, and eating (we ate so much yummy food!).  Kim's kitties also made me feel at home, since I was away from mine for a few days. The time passed much too quickly, but I am so thankful and blessed to have spent a weekend with these precious Christian friends.
Even though Rosie and Pete live on the other side of the world, it was wonderful being with them and learning about their life in Australia. I especially enjoyed hearing them speak--with their British-sounding accents (although they said I was the one with the accent, haha).
I was reminded yet again of how much the Lord has blessed me--not only with my precious family, but also with special friends.
A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly; and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.   Proverbs 18:24

4 comments:

Keli Gwyn said...

I'm glad you had such a great time, Patti Jo. What fun it must have been to spend time at Kim's place and to hang out with some of your dear writer friends.

CatMom said...

It was wonderful, Keli! I was so blessed by being there with those special friends.

Susan Marlene Kinney said...

I love that scriptue! So sad when people mope around but will not extend the friendliness they desire. I love Judith Miller's Postcards from Pullmann series. I need to read them again.Her characters are apealing! Also Carol Cox's book Love in Disguise is the book I'm reading before bed!I'm loving that book too!! I'm so glad that you had a wonderful time at that beautiful Bed and Breakfast!! I hope that you took lots of photos!! :)

CatMom said...

Thanks, Susan! I was so very blessed having fellowship with those wonderful ladies that weekend (and yes, I took LOTS of photos, LOL!).