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!