Wednesday, March 19, 2008


Our family traveled this past Christmas to Ky. to celebrate the holiday with family. We came back to our home on Christmas Eve so that our children could celebrate Christmas day in their own home. Upon the drive home, I received a call from Cheri (tnfarmgirl) who mentioned that we should not stop for dinner. I knew something was up, but I wasn't quite for sure exactly what it was. When we arrived at our home, we found this setting on our counter. Dinner was just the beginning of the awesome basket that was bursting forth on our counter.
Soaps and salves were also present. One of her children even stuck in a chew toy for our dog. There was everything but the kitchen sink!!!
The crown jewel of the dinner was an awesome Pecan Pie which happens to be my favorite pie in the world. According to my husband, it was the best Pecan Pie he had ever eaten. I would have to agree.

Friends are something that Michael and I hold near and dear to our heart. They aren't to be taken lightly. These are the people who are willing to drive 45 minutes one way just to deliver a Christmas basket of goodies as a welcome home gift or the ones who are willing to listen when your heart is heavy. Cheri is one of those people, and I am honored to call her friend. Even when we did not know her very well, she was always eager to teach us about farm life. Her knowledge has been a well spring here on our farm.

Please take the time today to lift her and her family up to the Lord in prayer. This day is one that will be hard for her. I know that she would be much encouraged to know that the Body of Christ is lifting her up to the Father. For myself, I want to be one that is willing to hold up her arms when she is weak...just like Aaron did for Moses. Isn't that what friends are for?

grace and peace,



Mountain Mama said...

What a blessing to call Cheri a friend. We will lift them up today.

The Bradshaws said...


Thanks for the heads-up on an extra-needful-of-prayer day for Cheri-and-her-family!

You are indeed blessed to call Cheri a friend; I've not even met her, but feel she is a friend.

Mary Susan

TnFullQuiver said...

Thank you both for praying for her.
grace and peace,