On the road from Charlotte, we stopped for a brief visit to meet “The Boyz,” Mr. K’s “family” of mechanics in Columbia. They tried to move him to the Shoals with me; I was like, “No, you guys take good care of him.” They agreed and admitted to the strength of their kindred friendship.
We made our way to Augusta, GA. No touring sites, but a great visit with old friends of mine, Cedar and Rodell Lawrence, and I finally, met their stunning daughter, Raegena.
The Lawrence family has retired beautifully from academia, with a home ready for visitors (
hint, hint). While Cedar, Raegena, and I spoke of soul journeys and creating a She-shed for Cedar, Rodell and Mr. K. found they had so much in common, and were so encapsulated by their many life stories, we had to call them several times to come to the beautiful lunch prepared by Cedar. What?!
Although brief, we had a wonderful visit and promised to return for a Lawrence tour of the Penn Center and to see the University of South Carolina, which holds their hearts.
Nothing like rekindling spirits. We have experienced so much this past year, visits like our time spent with the Lawrence family remind us of the importance of staying connected; how we must affirm our collective strengths, beauty, and resilience. (Pictured: Two COVID survivors, a Caregiver, and a Cancer survivor). We are blessed.
Oh…not to forget “the Boyz.” I witnessed the strength of making family wherever we land in our life. Indeed, blessed!
“It’s all good/love/God.” – Victorine
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