Wednesday, October 27, 2010

A trip Northeast

Stephen and I got home yesterday from the Arkansas Baptist State Convention. I got to meet so many minister's wives Monday at our luncheon. I just love those women. They have a heart for the Lord, their husbands and the people in their congregations. Do me a favor and go hug on your ministers' wives next time you see them, or don't even wait until then. Seek them out and let them know how special they are to you. You may not know them well, you may not know that they do anything "special" for your church. But trust me, they do! Go love on them.

While in Jonesboro I got to visit with a few special people in my life. Betty O. is like a grandmother to us. That woman loves us like we were her own children, and we love her that much in return. I always try to see her when I go see Abby. Abby, Henry and I went in the afternoon, thinking that she wouldn't cook for us. Everything she cooks is delish! But she cooked anyway! She made her famous chicken salad, cheese pie with strawberries, cookies and popcorn balls for us to take home with us. It was so nice to sit down and get to hear her talk. I love her so much.

These girls are my very best friends. Who would have ever thought that when I moved to a town of 1,700 when I was 23 and newly married that I would have found such wonderful friends? But we did! Jill is married to Nathan(the middle guy in the picture below) She was the pianist at church when Stephen was minister of music, he made her cry once. He has never forgotten it and neither has she! Dana is married to Tracy(the guy on the left). When we met her daughter was three years old, and not a big fan of mine. Now Kaley is a freshman in college and likes me a little better!


These guys are my favorite guys ever! Oh, the laughs I can recall between the 6 of us. The trips, the meals, the stories. I will be forever grateful that God saw fit to put such Godly, loving friends in our young lives at such an important time.
And since we were in Jonesboro, I got to see this guy. He wasn't nearly as taken with me as I was with him, but we had our moments! He is just so precious. He looks in real life just as cute as he does in his pictures. One of these days he is going to call his Juju and want me to bring him to my house and rescue him from his parents. I just can't wait!

Who knew I could be in so many pictures in one blog post!
Julie

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