Re-posting this in loving memory of Jim Hawkins, Sr. He went home to be with the Master last January 12, 2014.
Originally posted on Thoughts From The Porch:
In the summer of 1983, I met a very special man. One of my first encounters with this special man was he offered me a peach freshly picked up from the Farmer’s Market. Not only did he offer me a peach but he peeled it for me. All I had to do was sit there and enjoy the sweetness of the peach and the conversation that came with it.
Over time, I have experienced many special encounters of this man. He is a man of few words but of a lot of action. When you are at his home, regardless of how much you offer to help out, he is always insistent to take care of you.
I have watched this man plant and harvest a garden for 29 years of my life. Through the harvest of the garden…
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