I think everyone has friends who are like family to them. People who don't share their DNA, but are as close (or sometimes, closer) than people who do.
Yesterday Randy and I got together with some of those people. We have been friends with Cheri and her kids for about 20 years. We've walked with Cheri through a tough divorce and share tears and laughter with them all. Cheri used to live in PA, but is now living in VA with her new guy, Andy. And we are happy for her. The kids, Courtney and Marty still live in PA so Cheri comes up periodically to spend time with them. And this time, her visit coordinate with us being in PA, too!
We met at Marty and his wife, Katie's, apartment. Courtney and her guy, Josh, came, too. Cheri made us a delicious dinner of chicken tetrazzini and broccoli casserole. I brought dessert which I worked hard at buying. :)
The eight of us had a grand time. You know how it's just like that with family? No awkward, breaking-the-ice time, just jump right in with hugs and laughter? Yeah, it was like that.
Anyway, we had a great time catching up. And, as usual, a hard time saying good-bye. But, Cheri & Andy are relocating to Macon, GA at the end of the summer and that's on our way north from Florida. I've already checked out the campgrounds in the area. :) So, we'll be seeing them more often, I hope.
Family, it's what makes my heart happy. :)
Until the next time . . .