Some of you may remember back in February 2007 when i told a story of a young man who was involved in a refinery fire. Well that man happened to work for me and he is also a good friend of mine. I haven't said any thing about him because of the legal ramifications. I still will not mention his name but i will say that over the course of his rehab, him, his wife and myself have forged a friendship that will withstand the test of time.
Thursday night my friends along with their 2 year old daughter came over and spent a couple of nights with me. We had a blast. Thursday we cooked and sent around telling lies and reminiscing about the past.
Friday we boiled shrimp, crabs, tators, mushrooms and corn. We grilled some Ma hi Ma hi steaks and craw fish cakes. We ate like kings and celebrated the death of our Lord. It was an awesome day.
It was nice to have friends over and have a purpose. I must admit i get lonely here by myself. I slept the best i have slept in 7 weeks. For the two nights they were here, Lillybug never cried once. She is such a happy baby.
When they left for home today i was sad and happy. I was sad that my friends were leaving but i was glad we had a good time. We didn't do anything special, we just spent time together.
It reminds of the quote in Young Guns. "If you have 3 or 4 pals, then you have a tribe. Ain't nothing stronger than that"
I have a tribe and i am damn lucky. I am well blessed to have the friends and family that i have. May you find the blessings in your life and let them know that they are a blessing.
Via Con Dios my friends.