On New Year’s Day we invited our friends Donny & Erika Meader to come over. They live in Connecticut, about 2.5 hours away. Because of the snow storm they decided to ride the train to NYC. I saw the Meader’s in July just after their son Kevin was born. Ben hasn’t seen them since January 2010.
We also invited Jon & Kiernan Bickel over. Jon & Kiernan attend our church, but they also went to school with us and the Meaders. We had a good time visiting, catching up, eating Brooklyn pizza, and playing games.
It’s such a blessing to have good Christian friends who share your beliefs, who are “on the same page”, and that live close by too!
Elaine was fascinated with both Donny and Jon the whole day. She was always trying to sit with one of them, particularly Donny. Donny & Erika gave Elaine this book – it’s about a little girl whose absolute favorite thing is her stuffed rabbit. Does that sound familiar?
“Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Others stay awhile, make footprints on our hearts, and we are never, ever the same.”