Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Deck the Halls

I recently reread "The Chosen" by Chaim Potok. I am fascinated by Jewish culture and history. A excerpt from the book:

"..."Reuven, listen to me. The Talmud says that a person should do two things for himself. One is to acquire a teacher. Do you remember the other?"

"Choose a friend," I said."

Ah, the blessing of a true friend. Spending these last few days with Jennie has been lovely. It's as though no time has passed between us. I hope that never changes.

I loved staying up and visiting once the hooligans were tucked in their beds. We cuddled with our husbands and hashed out a few political ideas and pondered some of life's deepest questions.

There was laughing.

I took them to church and showed them off.

We frolicked at Niagara Falls.

                                                          We saw superman fly over.

We toured the TO science center:

 We played some games, had some snacks, roamed the trails:


I'm going to miss that friend of mine.

A few things that I love about Jennie?

-her goodness
-her kind, uplifting words
-her honesty
-her deep faith
-her ability to have a good, deep conversation- filled with realness.
-the love and attention she gives my children


Megan said...

You had a packed visit, looks like you had a lot of fun!

There is no substitute for a true friend. What does she do to show love for your children?

Katie said...

Well, she tells them, plays with them, talks to them, cuddles and tickles them.