Monday, April 7, 2014

Saying Goodbye to Dear Friends

Yesterday was kind of a sad day around here. Our congregation had a going away party for a family who is moving. This family has a special place in my heart! The wife; Korie, and I have been best friends for over 10 years. When I was in my late teens/early twenties, I would stay at their house for weeks on end. I would show up with my suitcase, they would open the front door and say 'Welcome home.'

I was actually with them when Matt called me to tell me he bought my engagement ring.

Korie helped me plan my entire wedding and was my maid of honor.

A couple of months after my wedding she calls me to tell me she is pregnant. It was very unexpected and very unplanned. Two and half months later, and equally unplanned and unexpected, I found out I was pregnant. It was so special for us to be able go through our first pregnancies together.

This picture was taken at her baby shower; she was around 8 months and I was around 5. The picture is such poor quality because its a camera phone picture of the actual photograph; but I just had to share it! :)

She was at the hospital just a few hours after each of my children where born. When Kaylee Sue was born her husband took Matt out to eat supper and she just sat in the room with me. She didn't ask a lot of questions; she just sat there with me and let me rest.

She loves my kids almost as much I as do; and I love her kids! Things really won't be the same without them here.

I'm so glad I got to have them in my life for so long! I know that no matter where we go in life we will always be friends.