These are two of my favorite people. They are not family, but they feel like it. Everyone in my family has lived with them at various points in time as we’ve been between housing. They live their lives fully and generously, and I strive to be like them in that respect. They are also just a lot of fun and always up for any adventure or activity.
Toward the end of my time in England, I had the pleasure of hosting them for a couple days in Brighton. They were taking a holiday in England and wanted to come see where I lived. The weather, of course, was miserable while they were there. I decided to take them to Seven Sisters, a place I had never been before but thought I knew how to get to. What should have been a half hour bus ride turned into nearly two hours since we missed our stop and went clear out of our way. By the time we got to the right stop, it had started to rain. Of course. Anyone else would have said, “Jen, it’s not worth climbing to the top of that cliff. Let’s just head home.” But my friends decided, “Why not. We came all this way. Let’s see what’s up there.” So as all the other day-trippers were heading down, we headed up. As you can see from the picture, it was not only rainy but very windy too! Not the best cliff-climbing, sea-viewing weather. But it made for a good memory.