We had some very good friends visit TWO times--once on their way through to another state, then again on their way back home to their state. What a treat for us! We've known these friends for 11 years or so and it was hard to watch them move back to their 'home' state 8 years ago. God has done a marvelous work in each of our families individually and together as friends. We are still very close and so are our children.
One day this week we had a total of 11 kids in the house and 5 adults (plus one dog, one rabbit and 2 guinea pigs). Amazing! Everyone got along beautifully even with me not able to get around. I had to let go of my want to be hospitable and settle for directing from the couch. No one else seem to mind--especially since there were so many people I was able to delegate without putting too much on any one person. Although, the husband is a wonderful cook and I did rely on him to make dinner. That was a real treat. The wife was a servant as well--getting drinks, napkins, cleaning the kitchen and a myriad of other duties. We also tried to get in some talking time (of course!:)
We miss them already, but enjoy keeping in contact through phone calls and emails. Hug yourselves R Family...we love you guys!