This Abundant Life

This Abundant Life
"I came that they may have life and have it abundantly." - John 10:10

Friday, December 26, 2008

Looking Back...It's Good to Have Friends!

Last month my dear friend, Kelly, came to visit me and to hold and love my baby so that I could have a bit of a break. It was wonderful to see her and be with her...but I've always felt depressed about the visit because of my state-of-affairs. I was still such a mess (as if I'm not STILL today), I wasn't able to even enjoy her the way I would have liked. Gwendolyn fussed and cried the whole time and I looked like death-warmed-over. I didn't even have food in the house!!

But, I was sitting here today thinking about how wonderful it is to have friends who truly love you and there for you...even when you can't handle what's going on with YOU. She, like so many of my wonderful Friends, was so great. And, it got me to thinking about a little while back...3 years ago, to be exact...when I flew to chilly Minot, North Dakota (where her husband was based) to hold and love her first child. It was a time I will always remember. And, even though I was a much lamer host than she...It's nice to be loved. And, as you look at the pictures of our babies, you may notice some similarities!

Connor 2005
Gwendolyn 2008

To be fair, Connor did NOT cry the whole time I was there. Look how cute!

It's just good to have friends!!! Thanks, Kel!

1 comment:

The 4 Rohrers said...

Oh, sweet friend! I LOVE YOU!!! And I miss you! You were indeed a delightful hostess and I wouldn't change a thing about my visit, with the exception that it was far too short!!!

How similar the photos are! Look, in three years, you too will have survived and be alive, Lord willing! Your child will still be driving you CRAZY, but you will love her even more than you do now. Can you imagine?!

I love you, dear sister!