We had a wonderful surprise last week when friends that we hadn’t seen in ten years called and said they were headed to Texas for the weekend and would love to see us. Diane and I became friends sixteen years ago when we were both pregnant with our first babies, due at the same time. Tessa and Callie ended up being born two days apart. I’ll never forget all the phone calls to one another as we navigated the new waters of mommyhood together, the rides to Bible Study together, the sitting on one another’s couches and talking while the kids played, the babysitting one another’s kids once a week so the other could have time alone to get stuff done…
When they left Dallas a couple years later, our families had continued growing at the same rate as one another, but in the years since then they have beat us by a long shot. Tessa now has six little brothers and one little sister! It was so, so good to see them. It is really a wonderful blessing to have friends in this life that no matter how long it’s been since you’ve seen one another or how many ways your lives have gone in different directions, getting together is just like picking up right where you left off. You can always be yourself and the conversation is so rich. I love this homeschooling mama of eight so much! What a precious, beautiful family they have.
Here are Tessa, Callie and Marshall ten years ago:
And here they are today:
And (I sure hope I have this right) from left to right, starting with the back row…Marshall, John, Alan, Tessa, Ellie, Josiah, Diane, Micah, Noah, Jonathan!
What a wonderful time we had. I thank God for these beautiful friends of ours.
(To see the rest of the pictures from the evening, go here)