Katherine Bone is off enjoying sun and sand so I’m stepping in for her today. No worries though. I’m still blogging on Thursday and Katherine will be back with her pirate-y fun, very soon!
I spent Saturday morning cleaning up the front porch and finally getting around to planting some flowers to sweeten up the entrance; Begonias, Sweet Potato Vines, Lavender, and a pot of Lantana. It smells lovely! But I don’t think I would’ve spent the time this year had it not been for the Mother’s Day gift of the begonias from one of my favorite library patrons. A-man is 10, and he and his momma took to me like bees to honey the first time we laid eyes on each other several years back. I don’t know why or how, but that boy and I are in tune, made from the same somethin’ somethin’ like there’s a direct line from heart to heart. We get each other. So this pot of begonias, I asked, “why these flowers?” And without a beat (because I knew there was a reason) he came back with “because they match your new office!” And he grinned that beautiful smile only he has.
There’s nothing more wonderful than having a friend that comprehends your heart. I’ve been nailed to my computer all spring working, working, working and A-man saw that I needed an office getaway. He could’ve given me flowers that wilted away and died. But no. He knew I’d want to plant them and nurture them all summer long. He probably even knew I’d rush out to buy some other plants to sidle up to the pretty flowers and make a grand display of the heart he gave me. And I did, of course! And he knew I’d enjoy it, too.
I know lots of people, have many friends, good friends. But there’s something different about that friend that gets you and encourages you on, even when you don’t know you need it. And often they come from the most unlikely people. For me it’s a young child and his mother. How amazing that our paths should cross in life for that connection to take place! What are the odds?
So I wonder, does everyone have someone like this in their world? Are there people in your life that get you like no other? Does it amaze you and fascinate you the things they do with/for you that no one else perceives?