This has been so fun.
Do you know how neat it is to not only meet a bloggy friend (and her nice husband), but host them for a few nights in your home?
I started reading Renee's blog in the late winter and she started to read mine. We had some email correspondence, too. Like so many women whose blogs resonate with me, I was immediately drawn to this vibrant, talented, loving wife, homemaker, and fellow homeschooler. She and her husband Damien have created a beautiful family life and their commitment to sharing their love of the outdoors with their children is an inspiration. Through Renee's blog Fun In My Backyard (FIMBY) and Damien's blog Adventure In Progress, I , like so many, have appreciated seeing just how important outdoor adventuring can be to family unity, togetherness, developing a love for nature... a myriad of benefits and opportunities, actually.
See? We cleaned our plates.
Hospitality is a gift. It's sharing your food. It's sharing your home. It's sharing your time. It's sharing your heart.
I keep telling myself, "What would the world be like if we all did this?" In big ways and small ways. In any way that we can.
I'm seeing more and more that the world is filled with good people. Near and far.
...this extension of friendship.
...this opening of ourselves in trust and good will.
...this idea of casting bread upon the water...finding what was lost, ...what was sought... gaining more than you gave.
...the scripture "Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares." ~Hebrews 13:2
Thank you, Renee and Damien, for the gift that is you.