Thursday, August 13, 2009

Good Friends Say Good Bye For Now

Yesterday we said farewell to some friends who stopped by our town on their way out of the country. Some of us church friends heard that our friends who moved to VA two years ago were going to be at our local airport for several hours, so one family organized a BBQ and they picked up our friends from the airport and brought them home.
Here's the happy family now. They are a military family and we are proud of them and their service to our country. We also love them. They are great friends to us.

My daughter, H and their daughter, M became friends about five years ago when they came to our church. Now they are eleven and twelve year olds. Oh my gosh how they have grown. I remember them dressing up, slip and sliding, having tea parties, playing in the back yard and playing with dolls.

This is the little sister, S. She was two when they left here to go to VA. She's a cutie and very energetic. She was singing and walking around playing this guitar yesterday.
She was teaching her dad how to play and holding the piano music up for him while he played the guitar.

Another friend plays another guitar.

M and H getting to know each other again.

Worship team friends chat while waiting for the BBQ'd goodies to come off of the grill.

We call this little guy "Chunkie Munkie". He was scooting all around the table on his bum. Isn't he the cutest? He goes to our church nursery.

More visiting with good friends.

Little friends get to know each other again. They were too young to know each other two years ago. They sure had fun playing the piano together yesterday.

We say "Farewell for now," and we are hoping they will move back here again some day. We will miss them while they are out of the country, but we appreciate how they are serving our country. God bless you, friends. We love you. Keep in touch.


  1. What a special post! I am sure you all made them feel very special and loved! These pics were great!

  2. Please send our thanks to your friends for giving sacrificially to serve our country and keep us safe.
    Blessings, andrea

  3. What a wonderful group of friends!
    That little girl really plays the guitar?
    It’s good to see you having a bit of time to enjoy your lives.

  4. Oh my gosh! No way!!! They look great and the kids are huge now. Glad you had a nice visit! Aw, I miss them :)

  5. I am so glad you took pictures. I meant to bring my camera but then forgot it, so was glad to see you snapping away! It was so good to see them again!

  6. Oh, that's SO MUCH BETTER than sittin' at the airport waiting. What a great time!

  7. We know how hard it is to say good bye! Sounds like a fun time though! Glad you were able to spend some time with them before they left!

  8. How fun to be able to catch up with old friends. Chunkie Monkey is adorable! thanks for sahring this fun time and all the pictures.

  9. I'm glad you enjoyed their visit.