“From love the soul learns a thousand lessons that can never be learned in schools.”
Before Angie and I had dinner with The Rickeys on Thursday, we spent the day with Pam Kingfisher. You might recall Pam was in Lexington back in January for a Field to Table food conference. I always have some of the best conversations with her and I was afraid I wasn’t going to get to see her this trip. But she made it happen and I’m grateful to her for that. She also brought Angie a beautiful birthday gift along with an old photo where Angie was glowingly beautiful. It was a picture from a time we spent together many years ago. I have known and loved these women a very long time. They’re such a blessing to my life.
We started our day at Jimmy’s Egg (of course) where we met up with Robin Jackson, Steve Kirkpatrick, and Jean Havens. I would have breakfast with them every day if I could. Robin (top) is a grandma several times over now with one on the way. Those grandchildren are incredibly lucky because she and Steve make great grandparents. Robin is a helper, and the older she’s gotten, the more I’ve watched her rise above any expectation anyone could ask of her. She has handled a lot of heavy emotional burdens with such poise and grace that I can only hope to do the same when it’s my turn. It’s no wonder Lance Hughes and Carol Hart – and the rest of us – love her so very much. I told her those shoulder blades are really just her wings tucked out of sight. My phone buzzed as I was driving home yesterday and there was Robin’s text, “I will be your invisible friend with wings sitting on your shoulder to guide you safely home. Safe travels my sweet sister. I Love you.” My heart is full. I can never have a bad life with all this love surrounding me.