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Sunday, February 26, 2012

The Greatest Place on Earth

This afternoon a friend sent me a text that she was pulling together a flash mob for her mom tonight at 7:45. The message said the purpose was to show her we love her and lift her up before she begins chemo in the morning. It also noted, "Please forward this to everyone you know."

Within fifteen minutes I received the same text from at least four more people.

At 7:42 (we only live about five houses down), Nelson and I walked down the street. We were joined on our walk by four other families coming out of nearby houses. When we got to our destination we saw over 100 friends who had gathered on the front lawn to surprise this sweet lady.

We sang three quick songs, prayed for her and were gone. Just like that.

Except, it wasn't just like that. When we walked upon the scene there was a tangible sense of love in the air. The look on her mom's face when she saw all of us was absolutely priceless. And as we walked back home among several families who live with in a stone's throw, we commented, "We live in the best place in the world!"

And we do. It's real. It's amazing. And if you don't believe me, come see for yourself. I have a guest bedroom!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

You talk about your wonderful life and all the love but a member of your own family is going through an incredibly difficult time and you ignore it.
Thats really sad that you dont even acknowledge his pain.

7:58 AM  
Blogger nicole said...

I'm kind of jealous of where you live! So grateful for our fabulous community here, even though we don't all actually live in the same neighborhood. So cool y'all did that for her mom.

2:01 PM  
Blogger Amy Parris said...

You'd love it here Nicole!

4:05 PM  

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