Family & a Feeling of Home

I finally got to see my Uncle Kelly! We haven’t seen each other in 15 years! That is just entirely too long. When I would visit my Grandmother as a teenager I would give him great grief. Not intentionally, but just being a teenage girl with my drama. Apparently 20-something men just don’t appreciate it so much!! We got to eat lunch together last Wednesday and we laughed and told stories and laughed some more. It was so great getting to see him again. Family is so important and I realized it even more when I spent time with Kelly.

Stephen and I were in Gatlinburg, TN for most of last week at a conference held by Johnny Hunt, (he and his wife are the couple second from the left.) We think Johnny Hunt is a great man of God. Well, not just us but a great many people believe that. He held a conference just to encourage pastors and their wives. It was great!!
Stephen and I don’t normally meet new friends at these types of things, but this week we were fortunate enough to meet three other couples. We sat down for dinner on the first night of the conference and three other couples came and sat down. Two of the men knew each other from 20 years ago, but other than that we were strangers. But when we left Friday afternoon we were friends. I loved it!!
And let me give a plug to east Tennessee. I love that place. I lived there for my first couple of years, so it isn’t like I have fond memories of the place, but I feel at home when I go there. I texted mom and said, “there’s just something about it here, I’m home.” And she understands! It is just a great place to visit. If you get a chance to visit, do it. You’ll be glad you did!!

Published by Abby Lee

Celebrating and decorating with purpose is my favorite thing to do. When I am not filling a tree with ornaments or throwing a birthday party for my golden doodle, I am being mom to a super cool tween son, the wife to a fine blue eyed man and selling real estate. I call northeast Arkansas home and when I am not loving on my people or celebrating in our space, I am using words to express myself here or on my podcast. Be sure to follow me! I am the co-author of a blog called Life with My Sister and have a podcast called Abby As-Is. You can also follow me on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest and YouTube.

3 thoughts on “Family & a Feeling of Home

  1. your blog warms my heart. kelly so much loved your visit. made a big impression on him. east tennessee is special for sure. glad you had a good time.


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