Day 352: Beth and Jerry

23 Mar

Spinach and Mushroom Quiche

We have known Beth and Jerry for many years.  We met them when we first came to Ashland because Beth and Jerry were friends of our friends, Ron and Kathleen.  Beth and Jerry were so welcoming and accepting of us – a newly married couple coming to Ashland to go to school and perhaps find our path.  I still remember how they agreed to be interviewed by me for one of my business courses…and how gracious they were.  If God himself gave you directions, you probably wouldn’t find better people than Beth and Jerry.

What has been so amazing to me is that from the time that we were introduced, both Beth and Jerry have treated us like family. And for a young couple moving into the area, that meant quite a lot.  If they had had any challenges in their lives, they did not let us know about them.  They always were happy to see us and always asked about our children.  They were the relatives we never knew we had; and have always been grateful for.

Tonight I called Jerry to ask if I might bring him and Beth a quiche.  He was not at home so I had to leave a message.  A little bit later, Jerry called to say that a quiche would be most welcome.  And so tonight I delivered a Spinach, Onion, and Mushroom Quiche to Beth and Jerry.  I want to thank them for the friendship that they have extended to us… and to thank them for being the lovely persons that they are each and every day.  We are lucky to have them in our community.

“Oh the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person; having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but to pour them out, just as they are, chaff and grain together, certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and with a breath of kindness, blow the rest away.”  George Elliot

— George Eliot

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