Great friends are indeed a blessing! We have been blessed numerous times by our friends. Most recently was the last 12 days.
At the end of 2011 Lauren and I finalized our plans to get away together for 12 days at the end of April and the first week of May. In these 12 days we were going to be at our Regional Convention, visit my sister in Ottawa and then go to New York for the Emotionally Healthy Spirituality Conference.
To make such a trip happen we needed child care for our three girls. My parents have always graciously offered to do this for us and this time was no exception.
Unfortunately our best laid plans went awry.
My step-dad’s cancer came out of remission in March and he began chemotherapy treatments.
My parents were not able to come anymore.
Up to this point we had only left our girls with my parents for any trips that were more than a few days so we were not sure if our getaway would be possible anymore.
This is where great friends stepped in!
Our good friends Shawn and Nadine and our good friends James and Leanne offered to look after our girls for us so we could still get away.
That is a long time to look after someone else’s kids and we are so thankful for their gracious and generous provision.
Our girls had a great time and we were able to enjoy our getaway!
Great friends are a blessing!
How have you been blessed by great friends recently?