Thursday, July 28, 2011

It's Just Not Natural!

Yesterday, the kids and I drove out into the country to visit our friends the Hough's.  Sarah is my dear friend and we visit often to talk about our lives as wives, moms and friends.  Plus, our kids love to play together which, in mommy-land, is a blessed thing. 

Yesterday, however, was a different kind of visit.  We were saying goodbye.  Sarah and her husband Dan are missionaries (you can read about their ministry adventures here).  They've been on furlough for the last 17 months and next week they will be heading to Texas to spend a semester in language school.  They will then travel back to the mission field for another 2 years.  I'm going to miss them severely, awfully and terribly.

So about our visit. It was such a spectacular day
This is what the sky looked like on our way there
 We ate lunch.
There's something nostalgic about peanut butter sandwiches for a crowd
The boys jockeyed over who got to sit next to who
 Then Sarah and I went upstairs to sort through clothes for the move while the kids played something outside involving orange cones and plastic swords.
While folding laundry, Sarah and I talked about our friendship and how we'll be friends for the rest of our lives.  That is such a comfort to me. 

Its so cheesy to say but everyone truly does need a friend.  God knows this about me and, in his grace, has given me one.  Sarah and I are "kindred spirits" (Anne Shirley throwback); it doesnt matter if we're separated by 10 miles or 1,000 miles.

There are two types of people in this world; Stayers and Leavers.  Neither type is bad and both help weave the world together.  The one opinion Stayers and Leavers share is that Goodbyes, no matter how many times we practice them, are just not natural. 

We took this picture of our kids, all 7 of them, (#7 is due in late August and is disguised cleverly under Sarah's black shirt) so that we can chronicle their friendships through the years of absences and presences.  I would love it if the kids could be just as knit together as their moms.

  jenny rosie

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

To Blog or Not To Blog

Hi I'm Jenny Rosie. This is my first post but I'm still not sure about blogging.  Over the past few months, I've been asking myself lots of questions such as "why would I even blog?  I dont like to write."  or  "how much of myself should I reveal?"  or "I think of my life as an adventure but can I really scrape enough stuff out of it to interest others?  Who are these 'others' anyway and should I be blogging for myself or 'them'?" 
These are all super serious questions but there comes a time in a girl's life where she just has to try something without first analyzing it to here's my first post.  I'm gonna post a picture too!

If you havent already met him, this is Bill.  He's been my husband for just about 12 years now and we're officially best friends.  He cleans up nice, doesnt he?

Thanks for reading.....more to post later


  jenny rosie