It started when sister began piano lessons from this boy's mother. My first memory of Shane was when his mother called my mother to ask what new jewelry was in my possession. Shane had been stealing his big sister's jewelry and giving it to me at school. Second Grade. Little did I know how God would grow that relationship. He was the first old friend I called when moving back to my home town. He came to do my insurance and invited me to Sunday School. Telling me stories of his neighbor friends. I moved into those neighbor friends house nearly 2 years later. I remember him sitting in history class our senior year of high school and him showing me a photo of a Columbiana girl. He said, "I will marry her!" And he did! I did get to come home from Auburn and attend their wedding. I did not know I would love her as much as I loved him.
Sweet as they come. Would give you her car if you needed it. Smart, beautiful, loving, kind and would never let you tell her any of that! Can't stand for you to tell her thank you. They have moved away for Shane to answer the call as a Music Minister. I would tell you Jaclyn just got in from the beach and that is why she is so dark...but she is always that dark!
Prom 2009 with the 30 somethings! Son took this photo and I think he did great considering we had to sit him on a bar stool and Karen coached him for 15 minutes. The other foreigners are Brain and Summer from Mississippi.
My first Sunday after moving home (and in the Sunday School class Shane asked us to come to) I listened to this face talk about she would be going back to work the next day and her husband had decided to answer a call on his life and go back to school while being Mr. Mom. Shortly after that Sunday Summer calls me and asks us to come over for dinner, she was
Now it is just me and Karen. Karen is good at making us all get together. Trying to plan something with 4 busy families is hard. We all have two children a boy and a girl and we are all out of the business of more children. There are no pictures of the kids because they were off throwing playdough on walls and jumping on beds!
I did catch one picture of husband and Sarah (Brian and Summer's baby) snuggling. I miss my friends for so many reasons but it is these moments with the kids I miss the most. The kids have all gotten so big and grown up. I am so glad God provides friends passing through...