Tuesday, August 21, 2012

if only for a little while

How can I begin to express what a joy it is
for us to spend time again with so many of the friends we left behind?

Ah, how good it feels!  
The hand of an old friend.  
-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

 There's something unspeakably precious about seeing your faces,
and hearing your familiar voices;

even though the children who were small with our children
have grown and changed, 
the friendship remains.

“But people themselves alter so much, 
that there is something new to be observed in them for ever.”
  Jane Austen


 “It is more fun to talk with someone 
who doesn't use long, difficult words 
but rather short, easy words like 
"What about lunch?”
  A.A. Milne 

It encourages us to be with you,
to share meals
and play games...

 ...and quiet moments.

“Sometimes,' said Pooh, 
'the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.”
― A.A. Milne

 “You meet people who forget you. 
You forget people you meet.
 But sometimes you meet those people you can't forget. 
Those are your 'friends”
Mark Twain

Our friends are unforgettable.

How we've missed you all!

And how good it is to be back...

if only for a little while...


{Ashleigh} said...

Quietly crying as I read this. For I am so happy you are back, even if it is only for a little while. :D

Choate Family said...

Well said, as usual. What a joy to see family and friends again and to enjoy the time we have together!

OliveTree said...

Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy! I LOVE your quotes. Blessings on you today!

us5 said...

thank you, Ashleigh! come and drop by some day! we miss having people at our door... ;)

us5 said...

i know you're loving it, too! we are truly blessed people, aren't we?

us5 said...

thank you, Olive Tree! :)

Elise said...

And we need to find a time to work on your blog too, if you still want that! :)

Kay @ The Church Cook said...

OK, I'm crying too, knowing that though you are here, these moments are too short. passing too fast. Love you guys!