Tuesday, June 3, 2008

We meet at last........Marion and John arrive.......


What an exciting, wonderful, fantastic time we've been blessed to have during the last few weeks......finally we met our dear friends, Marion and John, face to face......





We had spent a few days up in the north Georgia mountains at our little cabin...we don't go up through the winter months so we needed to do some cleaning before we carried Marion and John up for a couple of days........on Sunday, May 18th, we left about 11:00 am going to the Atlanta airport to meet our long awaited friend's plane. Everything went well until we were almost down to Atlanta where the road paving began....creeping along inch by inch.......we......along with all the people on their way to the Brave's game. It got nearer and nearer the time for the plane to land and I became tense and more tense. What would they think if we weren't there to meet them?

Finally, we made it to the airport and to the area we had agreed to meet. Edward walked around and found where Marion and John would enter.......we decided to wait there.....Edward asked a couple of times, "are you sure you will recognize them?" I confidently answered, "yes."

At one point a handsome young man walked up to me and asked, "what are you doing here?" Taken aback for a moment I didn't answer. Then I recognized Rob who is a friend of our daughter and son-in-law......He was arriving home from a trip.....Imagine running into someone you know in all those thousands of people!

After nearly two hours had passed I began to get a little anxious that we had missed them.....I asked a passing stewardess about customs and imigration and she said it very well could take up to two hours.......many, many people comprise a steady stream as they walk by to the baggage carousel. Suddenly I recognized (I thought) John who was nearer to the side where I was standing....I said, "Marion?"
The man stopped and the lady looked at me and I knew instant
ly it was Marion and John.......Marion and I hugged each other and it was a wonderful moment.....time stood still......

After retrieving their luggage, we left the airport and headed to spend the night with our daughter, Mindy, Chip, Davis and Drew...........

To be continued...........

16 comments:

Barbara said...

Excited to read about the visit and will look forward to more as time permits you to share Betty.

When you have time do get to my blog. You will have missed the most beautiful garden in Europe in May. Leonardslee (several posts on it)

dot said...

How exciting and now I have to wait for the next installment???
They are a nice looking couple and you always look great in your pictures.
We have had a couple from Ireland visiting our church. He is a pastor and they are trying to get things in order so they can move here.
Waiting to hear more!

Susie said...

I'm sure this was such a wonderful visit for all four of you! Looking forward to reading more as your time permits..
xo

Cathy said...

I've been thinking of you all. I know you are having a wonderful time.

Mary said...

Betty,

I am so glad that you were able to meet Marion and John. I am looking forward to hearing all about your visit and seeing some beautiful photos of your time together. I have missed you but am so glad that you had this opportunity.

Blessings,
Mary

Anonymous said...

Dearest Friend Betty.....

Who would have ever dreamt, two years ago,when we very first started to communicate with each other that you would be writing this post... Yes, dreams do come true and these pictures portray the pinnacle of a very precious friendship that has grown between us during that time. We are so blessed to have ‘found’ each out there in blogland.... I always felt sure that sometime we would get to meet up..... it was truly meant to be. Words can not express the gratitude John and I feel for the love and hospitality you, your family and friends all extended to us during our time with you. Now, please let us return that love and hospitality....... just start planning your visit to us in Wales.
Bestest Love - Marion

I shall be posting about our trip too, its just that dealing with jet-lag and taming a garden that has grown very wild in the time we’ve been away has taken its toll on my energy.

Anonymous said...

Dear Betty..... I've had problems getting my comment through, the only way it would go was 'Anonymous' Sorry about that, I'll try and get it sorted.

Nonna said...

How exciting!! I cant wait to hear more about your visit. Thanks for dropping by my blog for a visit. Please come back again. I plan on reading your blog on a regular basis!

Penless Thoughts said...

So happy for you!
Susan

Charlotte said...

This post and the previous one were so inspiring to me. Makes you realize we live in a small world. I almost felt like I was at the airport looking for them along with you as you described the difficulties. I'll be looking forward to more on their visit.
Hugs & Blessings,
Charlotte

Rhondi said...

Hi Betty
I am excited that you're joining the porch party. It's going to be lots of fun. I want to hear all about your vsisit so I'lll be back later. See you tomorrow
Hugs, Rhondi

Ruthann said...

Hello my sista Betty!! How absolutely wonderful that you got to meet a blogland friend in person all the way from Wales! My goodness isn't the Lord good! I am on vacation in California right now, but I will be back to posting in two weeks. So glad you stopped by for pie, I always look forward to hearing from my southern sista!! Love RuthAnn

ceekay said...

Well, I can't wait to hear more. Thank you for the sweet comment on my quilts.

Flip Flop Floozie said...

Wanted you to know that your little something from me is on its way..Sandy

Jillian said...

Sounds like the beginning of a wonderful time together...a cabin in the mountains...true bliss!

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Jillian

Heidi said...

What a wonderfully descriptive entry Betty! I know the feeling of anticipation at picking up online frineds at the airport. I am so glad you both had this opportunity to meet up like this.

Hugs ~
Heidi