Dinah and George, and their two boys, were great friends of ours back in our early days. They were some of our strongest supporters as we navigated our lives with Joshua, learning about Down Syndrome, and how it would change our lives. And they have been some of our most faithful prayer warriors...for us as we parent Joshua...and baby Clark, our now
SO.MANY.MEMORIES. of the kids growing up and being beach buddies.
So, we met them for lunch after church. We had a great time of remembering and catching up. Joshua was with us, so he chimed in whenever he could.
We talked about maybe going back to the beach with them one year. I don't know if that will ever happen...just because of life and all of the changes going on in both of our families.
I started thinking how it won't be long until we all have grandchildren...and then we will have come full-circle. We became friends with George and Dinah when we were just starting out having our own children...and now, here we are, each of us with some of those children married already. It won't be long until things change again and we are back in the world of bottles and sippy cups and walking with a little one on our hips.
I am so thankful for the friendships God has provided for Jim and I during our lives. Some were for a season, and some have been for life.
"The heartfelt counsel of a friend is as sweet as perfume and incense." Proverbs 27:9