Well—as it turns out—I’m not the only one sporting new babies around here!One of the couples who spend their summers on our lake had quintuplets!I first noticed them when I was out walking yesterday evening,and by this morning, all the neighbors were checking them out.So, naturally, I felt quite flattered when they came to my house to call.The babies were absolutely adorable in their matching yellow outfits,and their parents were (understandably) very eager to show them off.I invited them to stay for breakfast, which they were more than happy to do,although their mother, who told me that her name was Gertrude (or “Gertie” for short), watched over them carefully to make sure they minded their manners. They were very dainty eaters, and I think they hardly spilled a drop!Their father (whose name is Maximilian) is a retired military colonel…a very no-nonsense kind of guy.He gave Gertie that a-short-visit-is-the-best-visit look and said that they really had to be on their way.Most of the children were very well behaved, although one of them was so busy playing that she didn’t want to have to leave.But, after a warning, she hurried to catch up with her brothers and sisters.I think I’m going to like our newest arrivals.I hope they come back often!
“A man that has friends must show himself friendly” (Proverbs 18:24).
“True friendship is at the core of any happy life. If our family is our root system, our friends are our fellow branches. We’re all striving together, supporting one another, providing shade and comfort.”
~ Addie Johnson