Tuesday, September 18, 2007

From our trip to Memphis

The other weekend, Carolina and I drove over to Memphis to see some friends and family. Actually, for a 1 night ordeal, we did an incredible amount of visiting. We began by seeing my grandparents in Henderson, TN. It had been a long time since Carolina had been there especially. We ate at a favorite local restaurant near Freed called Bell's. I had an amazing double cheeseburger! The next morning we ate with them, and saw our friends Luke and Erica, whom we hadn't seen in quite a while. They did visit one day a month ago, but Carolina was in Mexico. It was good to see them and their handsome young son Mayz. We then went on to Memphis.

I started having feelings of deja vu. "Hey, Robert and Angela have a grocery store like this near their apartment! Hey! They also have a Lenny's!" I finally realized that we had driven a back road way to Memphis, which led us directly to our friends' apartment. So instead of waiting until later, we stopped sooner to see them for a while.

Then, we drove down to the very edge of the Tennessee/Mississippi line in Memphis, where our friends Poncho and Vyaney live by a beautiful golf course. They just had their first child: a wonderful son (Alfonso--same as his dad), and we wanted to make this trip especially to see them. We're very happy for them.

It's weird how just a little over 3 years ago, I was engaged to Carolina, but was living in an apartment with Poncho in Searcy. I had just begun preaching at Rose Bud. He was a good roommate. He has a great sense of humor, and is always in a good mood. It's weird to think that not quite four years later, we would both be married, both living in different cities, and he now has a son. Life moves awfully quick.


  1. Sounds like a fun time visiting old friends! Life does indeed move quickly. Just when you think you've settled into a routine, God likes to mix things up a bit. In kind of a tumbler right now myself, but it's all good. He is God, He is sovereign, and He is mine. I'm so thankful!

  2. amen. Life moves too quickly I've found...now that I am in the later part of my 20's. Somedays I want to stop time.

    Harding seems another lifetime ago in one sense!

  3. Life certainly doesn't wait around for anything. I've also found it weird being in my "late 20's". I sure don't feel any older, but my hairline keeps disappearing!

  4. Hey man it's good to hear from you!