The past couple of months have been an emotional rollercoaster with incredible highs and soul wrenching lows. I choose not to dwell on the lows, so I want to share some of the highs. Pete and I are doing things I never thought a year ago, no six months ago, we'd be doing. We've been really living and truly loving. He and I have gone 4-wheeling several evenings. We've slept out under the stars all night long. We've gone skinny dipping in a friends pool at 2:00 in the morning. We took the kids and went bowling as a family one night. Pete has cooked me some delicious meals. And we created a marvelous pasta dish together in the kitchen one night. For Father's Day I cooked him up some fried perch another friend had given us. For Mother's Day he gave me Stanley, just because he arrived that day.
Bubba has bought himself a one-ton Cummins and is adapting the flatbed on it and rigging it out for a welding truck. I'm proud for him and of him.
That brings us back around to why I came here today. Pete and I went to a birthday party for a dear friend last night. Someone Pete had worked in the oilfield with. A relaxing, wonderful evening. Lots of folks. Various and different folk of all different ages, stages, and stations. There Pete introduced me to a woman who he has known most all of his life. I don't believe I have ever known her. Hard to believe in a small town, but we don't truly know everyone....just feels like it sometimes. And as we are talking she tells me she had come across Life & Faith by a Google search on Caneyhead. (Nice to know those meta-tags work.) She tells me she has read some here and enjoyed her visit. I'm pleasantly surprised and flattered. This was a first for me. Lots of folks from other places, including Vietnam and Romania lately, find their way here. And I've told people IRL (in real life) about my blog and some have come by. But it is the first time I've simply stumbled upon a person IRL who came across my blog totally on their own and then who I happened to meet and speak to. Reminds me of just how small this huge world can be. And impresses upon me just how powerful this medium can/could be.
To friends old and new, God bless you and keep you. And if I don't get another chance to tell you, have a safe and happy 4th of July.