Every now and then, an opportunity presents itself to open your heart and your life.
Often, there is great risk in that and in my years, sometimes it can end disastrously. But I am usually never disappointed in the process. It is a learning curve, a self revelation and when it goes well, an opportunity to expand your borders.
Such is the joy of finding a New Daughter.
Pretend Daughter Kris and Her Hubby and the Two Pretend Grandboys came to visit this past weekend. PDK is a friend of Eldest/Admin via a Bradley Class almost two years ago. E/A was new in town and opened herself to the new opportunities of friendship to this quiet, funny, wise, mama-to-be. Their personalities were completely complementary yet what started conversation, were the bags that E/A was carrying. Bags that I made for E/A and bags that PDK would know, that if her mama was still on this earth, she would be receiving from her. The more they chatted, they could see that their lives ran a bit parallel and their interests perpendicular. The more E/A talked about her mama and PDK hers, it seemed perhaps slightly, wildly impossible that they were twins, separated at birth. Tiny little details were eerily similar and we knew that we had to meet.
It's been close to a year since we met and our relationship has taken on a life of it's own. E/A smiles knowingly, that it would happen. She knew that we would 'get' each other, and in her daughterly graciousness, has 'permitted' to share her mama with PDK.
This past weekend, PDK and most of her little family came to visit. Without E/A. Just two new friends, separated by a generation and joined by interests and fate. Two people geographically separated by miles but connected closely by God's Sovereign Hand. When I am with her, I feel closely related to her mom and feel privileged to bring her love, by God's grace, into her present.
Our relationship is special, warm and connected and there is no reason that we should even know each other except for the love that God has for us.
This weekend was golden. We enjoyed getting to know each other better. We loved enjoying our similarities and our wonky sense of humor. And sharing our families with each other.
It is a rare, crazy kind of thing, but it works.
Expanding your borders.....Give it a try...