Good morning! I am going to throw out a quick post here just to let everyone know that I, Caitlin, have not dropped off the face of the earth or run away to Brighton (as I wish I could).The weather today from Little Rock up to Branson tops out in the late 70s, which I find slightly depressing. How is the weather down in Florida Lexi? I wish you guys were up here with us. I found this quote the other day and I thought I would like to share it with everyone:
"Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence. True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation."
George Washington First president of US (1732 - 1799)
Well, as soon as I figured out that it wasn't a mountain range, I looked up the word appellation, which means name or title in case you were wondering (or am I the only one who didn't know?). I found this quote to be very helpful with something I have been struggling with lately; the fact that I really only have three true friends, one of whom is related to me, made me wonder if I was doing something wrong. You know, questions like, "Am I not nice?"and "Do people not like me?" plus my personal favorite "Do I spend too much time in my cave where I read all day? "It cannot be!" I cried, and ran to my parents, who proceeded to remind me, like Mr. Washington, that those three friends I have are tried and true, ones whom I can count on to be there in my walk with Christ, worth more than a dozen acquaintances put together (they did tell me I could work on that cave thing a little bit though;~).
I must say farewell as we are dashing off to meet my aunt and uncle in Branson, Missouri for the Great Cousin Exchange in which my sister Elizabeth went to stay with Marie and Joy, who has been a delight, came to stay with us. I hope all of you have a blessed week with wonderful weather,