Enjoy the little things in life because one day you will look back and realize they were the big things. Anonymous
Blake and I received an unexpected gift last Friday evening.
We rode over to the mainland on the 8 p.m. boat. I’d never been to Anne’s cabin before and wanted to find it before dark. Carp Lake is only a 12-minute drive to the Pellston airport, and every little minute of sleep would count since Blake had to be at the airport at 5:30 Saturday morning. Anne was so sweet to invite us to stay over with her, even though I’m sure she knew full-well we’d make enough noise getting up and getting out that she’d be up mighty early too. But she invited us anyway.
We found the cabin with no problem, and as we turned into her drive, we looked straight through her yard - past garage and house – to the most incredible sky and rainbow I have ever – ever – seen.
“Oh, Blake! Look at the light!” I said, practically falling out of the truck in my haste to get my camera out of my bag.
Blake was as spellbound as I. Anne was coming out the side door to meet us, and I think we had the decency to at least say “hello” before rushing by, pulling her with us into her own backyard.
Around 8:30 Monday evening, I’d just walked into the den when I heard voices outside yelling, “Hi, Brenda! Hi Ted! Hi Maddie! Hi Bear!” Ted heard them too, so I knew I wasn’t imaging things! We rushed to the window and looked out to find a wagon full of people and dogs and hay stopped on the street beside our boardwalk. It was a birthday hayride for little Jordan Fisher – who’d just turned three years old!
There might be a few other places where moments like this happen . . . a horse-pulled hay wagon, filled with friends, who stop by and yell “Hello!” up to your open windows. But I don’t know where they are, and I just feel so, so blessed to be living here, where little moments like this happen on almost a daily basis. Geez, I love this place!
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