Last Friday, we met two other families at the park and let our kids run around in the grass for an hour or so. I snapped a few photos and posted this one to Facebook over the weekend. One of my friends complimented it, admiring the sunshine and the angle and other technical bits.
But what really makes this picture amazing is that because of misunderstandings, hurt feelings and strained relationships, the three families had not been together for about four years. Our kids had never played together.
Last Friday, we were officially reunited – and yes, it felt so good. And other than that Peaches and Herb reference, I am left without words.
This post will be linked to Wordless Wednesday and Wordful Wednesday. Because I’m complicated like that.
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Love the picture! And what a wonderful thing to be reunited and let old wounds heal and put them behind you!! I long to be reunited with some of my friends, to have our children play together, though mine is only a distance thing now!
Thanks, Crystal. I hope you get the chance to introduce your kids to your friends’ kids soon.
Isn’t it amazing how kids just become friends like that, even when it’s the first time that they met? I think everyone could learn a lesson or two from them.
I know! Kids are awesome that way.
Hmmmmmm…I love stories of forgiveness. It’s wonderful to see healed relationships and see God working despite US.
Exactly and AMEN.
I love photos shot from the back. They’re so intimate.
That angle really allows the photographer to capture something special, doesn’t it?
It’s amazing how quickly kids can become friends! Great photo!
Wordless, Mary? Really? ;)
The picture is lovely, but the story is even more lovely! Sounds like it was a wonderful time!
Thanks, Lisa. We had a great time!
The picture is adorable. But even more so with the touching story of the reunion. What a wonderful blessing. I’m so happy for all of you.
Thank you so much, Bridget.
WOW! That really is a gorgeous photo. I have been involved (and probably currently am) in some complicated disconnected friendships. Your story is encouraging.
Thank you! It really is a God thing that the other two couples reconciled!!
such an amazing photo and sounds like a really fun day too!
Beautiful shot! Technically and emotionally. Thanks for linking to Wordful Wednesday! I LOVE complicated:)
Complicated is good, right? :)