Wednesday, November 12, 2008

It's November 12, and I'm Thankful For...

...our small group friends.
I LOVE these people! During the summer of 2006, our church did a summer outreach, and we all joined together in a small group. Our group was bigger, but for some reason, a small group of five families just stuck together. Since then, we have been doing life together.

It is amazing to see where God has taken each family in the time since our group began. For instance, Rachel and Nathan are now full-time missionaries in Jordan. We are currently enjoying every moment we have with them, as they are here visiting for a couple of months.
Also, when our group began, our families had a combined two kids. Now we have six and another on the way (YEA, Karen!).

Each person in this group is so special to Channing and me and to my boys. They are a source of friendship, encouragement, conviction, fun, family... I could go on and on. Each of us loves God and growing in our relationship with Him. We all love each other's children. This, btw, totally amazes me. I have never seen a group of men love on other people's kids like the guys in this group do. You have no idea how much Tristan loves them! I don't know...it's just a super great group of people.

I sure do love you guys!!! Oh, and if any of you has a picture of the guys, please share. I don't have one. :) THANKS!!

3 comments:

Hillary Dunham said...

We are so blessed to have friends like that, too! I know what you mean- I don't know what we would do without them!

Anonymous said...

i'm thankful for all of you guys as well!! it's fun to see how our lives have changed over the last 2 years and it's nice to have ya'll here in Bham even though we are soooo far away! It makes for a nice time when we visit "home"

rachel

Brandi said...

We love our group too!