As the setting sun turned the sky to a glorious gold, squeals of laughter filled the air…
After months of waiting the girls were finally reunited…
The next ten days will probably whiz by at dizzying speed but for a moment time was suspended.
When our second daughter embarked on a ten day journey to Taiwan last year, we had no idea of the beautiful friendship that would blossom between her and the young lady who welcomed her. Those ten days were pure magic and have been etched in the depths of Natasha’s heart forever.
The girls got along so well that her parents asked if she could come for an early visit last summer. We welcomed her with open arms for two beautiful weeks. Goodbyes were hard but the promise of her return this March brought smiles to tear filled eyes.
That moment is here now.
The ride home was graced with endless chatter…
And as we sat down to a simple dinner, joined by one of my oldest daughter’s friends, time slowed down… I breathed in this moment and smiled at the happy faces gathered around our dinner table. My house and heart were filled with warmth… laughter… love!
And then the most beautiful gifts of all… Music
As the kids sat around the piano, tears threatened to stream down my cheeks. Alexandra’s friend is a young recording artist just emerging onto the LA scene. He graced us with song after beautiful song, while Sabrina, my 7 year old, was inspired to shared a couple of her original compositions with him.
The last few months have been trying for our family. But in this moment time stood still and all our troubles melted away.
Last night was a breath of fresh air. A gift of pure magic that lifted my spirits and filled my heart with deep and soothing joy.