I must confess that I'm very sad right now. I'm trying so hard to not be over-dramatic about it, but I hope everyone understands that a friend moving away is really difficult.
And I can't get these sweet images out of my head...
Wow, loading those on here was harder (emotionally) than I thought it would be. It's official now that Alli, Caleb's best buddy, will be moving away. Her daddy got a wonderful job offer, and it's a wonderful opportunity for their family. I wasn't even sure how to pray for them when I knew he was interviewing. I knew this would be just perfect for them. At the same time, I just really wanted them to stay here. I will miss Alli and her brother Payton. They are just the sweetest children I have ever met. I will miss their daddy, Chris, because he's so funny, witty, and is a great man of God.
And their mommy, Sarah. Words cannot even express how thankful I am that God put you in my life right when He did. You encouraged me. You prayed for me. You always had just the right book for me! :o) You and Chris helped me get Caleb in and out of preschool. I enjoyed our Panera trips during their PE classes! I've enjoyed our phone calls, our emails, your comments on my blog. And it's hard to believe I've only really known you for about 2 years...and only gotten close over the last year or so.
But...since God is so wonderful, He (again) spoke through Caleb at just the right time. I told Caleb that you all were moving to Bolivar. He looked down at first, but then his eyes lit up and he said, "Oh! You mean...that town we drove through that's close to Aunt Sonnie's house?" Seriously, I can't believe he remembered that detail. "Yes. You're right, Caleb! And we can try and visit some, ok?!"
So we will. We will visit! And maybe you can come to Springfield, too!
Thank you for being a Proverbs 31 woman. We are to strive to be like Jesus, but often I believe He sends us examples here on earth. You have been that example for me. And I can't thank you enough.
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