About a half hour ago we returned home from our annual trip to Osgoode (Ottawa) where we visited an inspiring couple. We always look forward to spending time with them. They are our honorary parents for their godly example, their wisdom, their love for one another, the balance in their lives, and their entertaining nature. These are things that we need to emulate in our lives.
We wish we lived closer. They would be our Friday night dinner buddies, our after church lunch crowd and our general hang out ‘go to’ people. They are fantastic friends. Theirs is the generation before us. When they reminisce about World War II, its with personal experience, not a history text.
The generation gap doesn’t exist.
Our friends are relevant, informed, interesting and conversant. Spending time with them is not like we sit around and discuss the ‘old days’. They can discuss every news worthy item, they can discuss their careers, family life, church life. We appreciate their mentorship. The hours spent in pleasant, easy conversation feel like minutes. The time evaporated on the back deck like the water drops on the pavement during the 33 degree celsius day.
They are so busy with life that they can’t be bothered with trivial information. They have accomplished so much for God at church, at work and at home, that their accomplishments are very long and impressive.
So when we spend time with these folks, we are simply better informed and richer for each moment we have shared in their friendship.
Who wouldn’t want a friend like that? We are so blessed to have them in our lives. Mr. and Mrs. in Osgoode – we LOVE you!