Today is the first Sunday in the month and so I am a bit nervously jumping in and joining Sian and many other storytellers. Over at From High In The Sky Sian encourages everyone to share storeis from their lives. I have been reading these stories for a very long time and wanting to join but the stories in my heart have not yet taken form in words so I thought I would start off with a story about this past week, a wonderful friend, a good bit of food and a prayer and hope I carry in my heart, Thanks, Sian! You can read other stories by clicking on the link at the end of my post.
I met, P's friend, Mandy in a small eastern NC town for the trade off. We planned to eat there but the Andy's had closed and the Nhut Cafe was packed and just not the best fit for her 2 little ones. P and I stopped almost back home at Smithfields where she ate the chicken and I ate the barbecue, as in eastern NC barbecue.
For dinner we stayed in and had slow cooker fajitas, refried black beans and Mexican rice...and drinks.
We started Tuesday off healthy, she had cereal and I had greek yogurt. At lunch we ate at Mami Nora's and still managed to stay pretty healthy, I had a Peruvian chicken wrap but also ate fries with their amazing yellow sauce and had a glass of huracho. She had the Peruvian Chicken plate.
After some walking and shopping I drove through a ChikFilA, I passed on ordering and P decided possibly an order of waffle fries and a lemonade were the best choice ... we had 7:00 dinner reservations and it was 4:00.
For dinner we ate at one of our favorites, 18 Seaboard. We started with their amazing She Crab Soup.
The chef then sent us appetizer spoons filled with tiny diced cucumber, blood orange and pineapple, it was really good AND healthy! For dinner we both ordered the Chicken Remoulade and wilted greens.
Stephen had the Beef Brisket which was really tasty and tender. Still my all time favorite there is the Crackled Pork Shank.
As soon as the waitress placed the dessert menus down I told her we had to pass as P
She completely understood lol Horrifyingly when we drove up to KK the HOT NOW neon sign was not lit up!!!!!! I explained to the girl that P had come all the way from Chicagoland, would we have to return in the morning before the airport??? Fortunately the line would be running again in 20 minutes. I sat patiently waiting, not so much the Chosen One and P and the other dozen people that came in after us.
Now don't think you can't buy any donuts or crullers or cream puffs while the line is down, you just can't get HOT straight off the belt original Krispy Kreme glazed donuts...so everyone waited.
And the wait......
was worth it!
I've introduced Patience and Chris to ya'll before. They are my friends that so very much want to be parents and are now hoping to adopt. This is a link to their website. chrisandpatience
They also have a Facebook page Chris-Patience-Hope-to-Adopt. If you are on FB consider "liking" their page, it'll show on your wall and who knows you may be part of the chain of love that brings them their child. If you know of anyone in the States that might be able to pass their story on, we'd appreciate you sharing the link with them. I look forward to the day that I get to share a picture of me holding their son or daughter...the wait will be worth it!
This story is brought to you as part of Sian's Storytelling Sunday over at From High In The Sky. Click on over for links to other wonderful and varied stories from around the world being shared this first Sunday of spring.
For those of you that stop by for my weekly Song of Praise, there is no way I could pass Palm Sunday by without lifting a praise.