Monday, April 16, 2012

Sweet Home Alabama

It's been a while since I posted, sorry friends, it's been a busy time around here. 

I am away on business again and heard a birthday party in the courtyard of my hotel, the cake looked good and well as they say, the rest is history.

I walked by said hello, and was offered some cake.  Of course, I had to, because in the South if you are offered food and say no, it's a big deal, so I HAD to eat the cake, right?

As I enjoyed the tasty morsels I learned that yet again, this hotel is housing people from another set of tornados (1/23/2012).  Large families staying in the hotel until their houses are rebuilt, and others who aren't sure where their next home will be, maybe out of work, or maybe lost their jobs or houses.  But there was a common thread, they were all there for one another.  Watching each others' kids while going to another house inspection, doctors appointment, or job interview, everyone is in it for the common good.

As I have traveled and stayed in many hotels, I have realized that this is the only hotel I have stayed at where family and friends are made.  Where people have come to make the best of what they have (or don't have). They were happy to have another person to tell their stories, to pray with them and to hope for the future with them.  And at the end of the night, I realized, that this is really what is meant by Sweet Home Alabama.

Rolllllll Tide... :)