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Day With Far Away Friends

Today some very good friends who live far away arrived for a visit. We met when I was working in the church and I haven’t seen them for a year. I was so excited to see them and was teary eyed as we hugged hello. They came early in the morning, so we had breakfast and were able to go to Mass together with my parents. I thought about what a wonderful support they have been for so many years and the different Masses we have attended together. They brought some items that were blessed by Pope Francis during his recent visit that a mutual friend had obtained from his trip to the World Meeting of Families. We tried to get caught up on all the happenings with the kids and friends. It has been a long time, so there was a lot to talk about and we may have just brushed the surface. It was a beautiful day, so we went for a hike in the afternoon. I took them to one of my favorite spots and we went all around, taking in the gorgeous scenery. We talked about how just about everyone enjoys the beauty of nature and how God’s creation touches us all. As it was getting late, we decided to take a different trail back to the car to see some new sites. The sun started to set and the moon started to rise. That made for an amazing backdrop to the already striking scenery. I was really glad we had decided to take the different trail. We found the bed and breakfast they were staying in for the night. It was a lovely old mansion of a house with large bedrooms. There was only 1 other couple staying there, so they almost had the place to themselves. We went out for a delicious dinner and I am very ready to turn in for the night. But, I am excited to get up tomorrow morning and start it over again.

I Found God today having a wonderful day with great friends.

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