When you do this kind of thing often enough with the same folks, and their little ones come up to you half way through the movie and ask, "Ms' Fifer, where's the popcorn?" you just want to give them a big squeeze because they are familiar enough with us to know there is always popcorn with a movie at our house. :)
So, what does all this have to do with a thank you note? Sunday afternoon on our way home from church I found an envelope in my purse, and inside was a thank you note from a sweet young lady (who often sneaks notes into my purse...) thanking us not only for our hospitality Friday evening, but also for the friendship our families share. What a blessing! Honestly, it made me cry. Tucked inside along with the card was a little note that reads:
The path to a friend's house is never long.
The thing is, the path to our house is really long for everyone we know! But how true it is that long drives are worth it, and don't seem so long, when the company is sweet.