Monday, April 12, 2010

Privilege . . .

Day 2 of our Spring Break vacation found us still in Stone Mountain Georgia with new friends. On Thursday evening we got the privilege of meeting Lisa and J. They had a rough time getting to us with all the traffic, and they were tired! We all piled in my car (all except Robert who had driven all night and was napping) and headed to dinner at a nearby Applebees.

It was not what I expected. It was not like meeting someone new, it was like coming home to family. It was comfortable and peaceful. J was a perfect angel. My kids? Not so much. They had been in a car for 10 hours the previous night and then spent a day in the sun at Stone Mountain park. I was embarassed, but knew that above all Lisa was not judging us. Priceless.

J is used to an early bedtime and we headed back to the hotel. We chatted outside in the beautiful Georgia sunshine while the kids ran and played together for a short time. McCartney followed J around like a puppy and J was so kind to her, it was sweet. They headed off to bed and we headed to the pool.

The next morning we made plans to get up early and play in the pool. The breakfast spread at the hotel was great and the kids were starving. They were in the pool by 6:30 and Lisa, Robert and I sat and chatted , commiserated and cackled for hours. It was wonderful to connect with someone like that. Knowing all we knew about each other from blogs was great and we just hung out like old friends. Robert really enjoyed her and the kids played so well together.

I miss them already. . .

I feel like I have an new sister.


Lisa said...

Awww...that was so sweet Sheri. It is like family. Non-judgemental family. ;)

Love ya darlin!

MomInTheTrench said...

I'm so jealous! What a great vacation with great company. All of the pictures are great.