Monday, February 21, 2011

Special People

We have to be some of the most fortunate people in the whole wide world.  It’s a serendipitous thing when very special people come into your life.  Most people have this happen to them from time to time, however, we seem to be blessed with this phenomenon taking place on a daily basis.

After returning home from serving and worshipping at church, we had a visit from Allan and Jeanne whom we met for the first time in the fall of 2008.  We have been “bumping into them” ever since and it was nice to see them again (remember, we visited them in Florida a few weeks back).  We hope to see them again before the end of the year and may get to spend some time with them in Maine during the summer of 2012.  Thanks for stopping by guys. 

Last night during the Ice Cream Social at the clubhouse the Rainbow Plantation habitants recognized one of our “family” couples, Norm and Linda Payne.  As most of you know, Norm and Linda were fulltime RVers for ten years before purchasing land and building a home here at the Plantation.  They have been an extremely giving couple over the years by assisting many, many people.  We have considered them our Fulltiming Mentors and were truly honored when Norm informed us that we were not friends, we were family.  You’ll find both of them very active in all aspects of the daily life here at the Plantation.  It was a recognition well deserved – thanks, again, Norm and Linda for being you.

They Were Totally SurprisedThe Crowd On Hand Norm and Linda

Also, last night at the Ice Cream Social we met another wonderful couple – Chuck and Sue Cooper.  They have been fulltimers for ten years and are active with SOWERs, a Christian volunteer group that we are in the process of joining.  It was nice to meet them and getting to know them.  We hope to spend a little more time with them before they leave for a SOWERs project.

On top of all of that, we sat with Mike & Peggy and Randy & Terry enjoying a nice dish of Bunny Tracks and Tin Roof ice cream.  We are indeed truly blessed with so many friends who have become as close as family.  Friends are more precious than fine gold which makes us among some of the richest people in the world.  Did I ever tell you that the best part of this life style is the people you meet and the friends you make?  Maybe once or twice.

May God Bless And Keep You Until Next Time - - - - - -

1 comment:

  1. I was just looking through your site and saw this about Norm & Linda. I am part of an email group with Norm and was not aware of the honor that Rainbow Plantation gave to them. Nice to hear as we consider them some of our best friends.