Tuesday, November 24, 2009


Right now I'm experiencing a strange mix of gratitude and sadness. See, my husband and I were recently reacquainted with a sweet family that used to go to our church. I posted about them not too long ago (the Tiramisu & Killer Salad post- Nov. 11th). We are like-minded in so many different ways (our views on Christianity, politics, marriage roles, parenting styles, homeschool methods, what we like to do for fun, etc). They also have 4 children close in age to ours. The wife is pregnant with #5, just weeks behind me. It was one of those relationships that just naturally and quickly fell into place- it just clicked. Where I am beaming with gratitude is that the husband, who's been unemployed for 7 months, finally got a great job! We have been praying and praying that God would provide them with something secure and stable. A huge sigh of relief can finally be drawn. They have so much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving!!! Where the sadness hits is that they will be moving in 3 weeks... to Illinois. It's not like they'll be moving across the U.S. (it'll only be a 3.5-4 hr. drive) and we'll never get to see them. But they'll no longer be "just down the street" (literally). It's kind of a funny spot to be in. And not funny "ha ha". I am overflowing with joy at the blessings that have been poured out upon that family. But we will miss them.

I am also thankful for the stint of time that we did get reacquainted. Albeit short, it has been a blessing. We were able to renew a friendship that will hopefully last for years to come.


prayzgod said...

We had some good friends like that too, but we were the ones that ended up moving away, because of the job situation. We are a long way from them, so we've just been emailing, but I sure do miss them. :-(

Amy Lynne said...

We are having some friends at our house for Thanksgiving that sound like your friends. They live a few hours away, but with the internet and Facebook I "see" them all the time. I hope you are all able to keep in touch across the miles!