I’d like you to meet someone. Actually, it is more like 4, going on 5 someones. These someones are very dear to us. In fact they are some of our closest friends. They also happen to be a part of our family. When you get a chance, please skip on over and say hello at: My Freckled Lemonade
Pete is David’s younger brother and look-alike, most people think they are twins. Well they are sort-of. We call them 4-year Twins. Expect to see a striking resemblance.
Min (MinMom) is his sweet and beautiful wife and though technically she is my sister-in-law, I prefer to drop the -in-law part and simply claim her as my sister, because at heart that is just what she is to me. And I am so excited for her to meet all of you, I have told her about the amazing friendships I have made and how much fun it is to share little snap-shots from our everyday life with each other.
Then there is Boo, she is the oldest of all of Papa and Mor-Mor’s grandchildren, and so very dear to my heart. We love each other very much and have a very special bond. Some of our favorite things to do together are: dress up and dance around the living room to music from the Nut-Cracker Suite, make waffles, go for walks, pick berries and flowers, read Doctor Suess. I used to read to her, now she is reading to me.
She is my all-time favorite person in the world to have slumber parties with!
Sonny is the family clown and cuddle-bug, all-boy, smart-as-a-whip, like his sissy, who he is quite in-love with and just full of life. His daddy has called him "wee-man," since he was born. Yeah, he’s pretty much of a crack-up and a darn cute one at that.
The littlest one of the family is getting very close to half way to his or her happy birth-day. Everyone loves this tiny person, who we haven’t even met yet.
They have just moved from our area in Wa. to the area in ID. that both our families are from. Big switch. They seem to be loving it so far. You can see for your self by clicking here
I also have very wonderful news to report about the dear little family I asked you all to pray for earlier this week. The little tyke is home with his Mommy and his Daddy. He’s on medication and they are watching him very closely. So far whatever they are giving him seems to be helping enough for them to release him from the hospital. I can’t begin to imagine the joy and relief they must be feeling tonight. God is so faithful! Thank you all more than I can say for your prayers for them. They have been answered in so many different ways.
Which brings me, if you wouldn’t mind, to one more prayer request. So we have this other really dear friend. David grew up with him. He met this beautiful, amazing girl and they fell madly in love and got engaged. They couldn’t have been happier. Then right before Christmas, they were snowboarding together and his fiance somehow lost control and hit a tree. She died instantly. Straight into the arms of Jesus who she loved deeply. 700 plus people attended her memorial service.
We were shocked.Crushed. Devastated for our friend. And yet he has chosen to embrace the grief and pain, he is learning to live with it, and 7 months later is still clinging to Jesus, trusting Him, even though there are no more answers to the screaming whys than there were on the day he lost her.
David called him the other night and left a message, just to remind him that we haven’t forgotten about his loss, that we love him and are still praying for him, that he is often in our thoughts. He texted messaged David back later to say: " Thank you. Your timing was perfect. I am just crying to hard right now to talk.
I am asking you to pray for him. Today would have been their wedding day.