If my title has you singing, then you are showing your age. Who can't remember that tune and the ukulele playing hit of the early 70's?
Texas isn't known for Tulips, but that is just where we were going to go tip-toe through the tulips.
Before I tell you about my adventure I need to express how nice it is to receive something you didn't even know you needed, or wanted or ............................... There are just some deep soul needs that are so stuffed away that I don't even know they were there, until one need was met.
Last fall I returned to FB, I am not a big FB fan, so I reluctantly entered this social media to promote my business. While looking through my feed I noticed that a friend, from decades ago, was moving to our area. Through messaging we re-hooked up. They bought a house our son remolded...our son was a pre-teen the last time they had been around him. Reunion was sweet.
We had shared belly time...meaning both were pregnant at the same time, decades ago. Those babies were born just weeks of each other. Today the four of them are in their 20's.
So starts the adventure. We now live just 20 minutes away from each other. The years that separated us have fallen away, as we venture into our new season of friendship. We are having soooooooooooooooooo much fun. That is where my soul need comes into play. I didn't even know I had a need so deeply hidden until we went out to.............................tip-toe through the Texas Tulips.
An advertisement caught my eye sharing the first year opening of a Tulip Farm just north of my home. I called my friend to see if she wanted out of the house for an adventure. As we drove up to the field we both gasp over the beauty. This Texas Tulip Farm was started by a family from the Netherlands. Their accent greeted us as we stepped out of our car into a whole new world.
Baskets waited to be filled with fresh tulips. Now aren't they just the bees knees? Yes, there were also bees out among the flowers. As we picked up the baskets we kept reminding each other we couldn't afford to totally fill our baskets, even though the baskets made the little girl in me want to skip.
Who knew? Who would have believed that after 18 years our paths would cross again, in a very different season of life? Who would have believed that we would both be up for adventures that would meet a deep level soul need? Only God knew and He knew just when to deliver His gift.
Donna and I have decided to make a list of adventures to come. A visit to a Lavender Farm, a day of learning to make cheese, and a trip to a small town for a restaurant mentioned in Where Women Create Business, have started our list. We have already made a trip to a wonderful spice store. I will be sharing more, as we venture out and enjoy the goodness of our God. As life goes forward and changes, what a nice gift to have a friend from earlier days join you for the ride.