Monday, January 13, 2014

Silver and Gold

Make new friends, but keep the old, one is silver and the other gold. :)

We spent our entire weekend hanging out with old friends. It was good for the soul. It is almost bizarre how you can go months…years…without seeing someone and then when you're together it's just like, "Oh yeah…there you are. This is totally normal." As if absolutely no time has passed at all. Like you just saw them last Tuesday.

In a way it makes my heart ache that things can't always stay the same. Everyone has to grow up. People have to move on. But some friendships are golden.

On Friday night our friends Adrian and Angeline accompanied us on our totally rad date night. Haha, you know you're good friends when it's not weird at all to just chill out over dinner and a trip to Sam's Club. :D Oh yeah, and going to get my ring fixed. (I have a naked finger right now, and I feel unbalanced…like I'm pulling to the right when I walk, cause my left side weighs less.)

Same old jokes, same old friends. It was a good night.

And on Saturday we got together with even more friends for dinner, and to get a little time to hang out with Adrian's parents Paul and Stephanie as well.

Paul was the pastor of our church several years ago, and his family has always been dear to our hearts. Even after they packed up and moved all the way to Maryland, Eric and I just had to have Paul fly back home to marry us. No one else could do it. Stephanie was part of our ceremony as well. :)


On Sunday there was more hanging out. More amazing times. Quite possibly the best potluck I've ever been to after church with our entire church family - old friends and new. :D There was and is so much love there…and lots of eating, obviously.

I'm going to share a video today that is pretty personal to me and those that we worship with at church. I'm sharing it mainly for the benefit of those friends and family who weren't able to be with us this Sunday. It was a rare treat that we had both our old and new pastor together, under one roof. Collectively these men have led our church for the past 20 years. Through the providence of God and their ministries, the place where we worship is what it is because of Paul and Ben's leadership.

The elders and deacons recognized that this special moment couldn't be passed up. It just so happened that Eric was the deacon of the week this Sunday, and it was his job to close the service…and that worked out just swell. ;)

If you've ever been a member of FBC Red Bud, here ya go:

And that was our weekend. I say, and I think Eric would say, that our cups are very full! 

I'm sure many of you know what it's like to connect with old friends. When you say "goodbye" to someone you love, you can never really let them go completely. It's as if a piece of your heart is tethered to them, and it goes where they go. And when you are able to reunite again, that piece of your heart is just reeled in - right where it's supposed to be. :)

Now we're preparing to start the week. Evelyn is back to school, and that means we're finally back on our normal schedule. Here's hoping for a smooth transition back! And I hope that you all have a great week!


Cassie said...

that's awesome!!
happy heart!

Heather said...

Awesome weekend!!


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