Mandy was thrilled today...she got a surprise! Her BFF came for a short visit. We had known for a few months that her friend and family would possibly be coming through town on their way to a vacation with family. We were excited to hear that they had made it into town last night and would meet us at church this morning. We kept it underwraps, only telling Mandy that "guests" were coming for a visit for several days now. She had begun to suspect something, so we told her this morning before church. She managed to concentrate during the church service; however, she wasted no time in going to meet up with J~ once she and her family arrived. It brought a huge smile to her face, and both girls loved spending treasured time together. We enjoyed lunch and some good conversation this afternoon. The visit was short as they had to head on out to make it to see family, but the girls love to be together any chance they get. This visit we met more of J's family and had a terrific time getting to know them. Thank You Ms Chris and Mr Craig for taking time out of your vacation to bring J~ for a visit. It means so much to Mandy! She loves and misses her friend. We enjoyed meeting their lovely family and renewing friendships. It was a wonderful way to spend our Sunday.