Thoughts from a woman managing the daily routine of raising three children, loving her husband while serving along side of him in the ministry and growing in the grace and love of her Lord Jesus Christ.
"Therefore since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us." Hebrew 12:1
Friday, February 19, 2010
Feature Friday-My Friend Susan
Today I am featuring my best friend from highschool Susan. We have been friends since we were 14 and in History class our freshman year at Hays. We could not be more opposite. She was a soccer player and I ran track. She was on yearbook and I was in the drama club. Her reserved and calm nature has kept me a little bit more grounded and I have always added the fun. My favorite memory is when we were Jr.'s in highschool and I had an out of town guy I was dating come to see me. He had a friend with him so we needed a date for him, and I called Susan. We had the best time showing the cute cowboys from East Texas around the big city of Austin. Oh, man were they cute and had the sweetest southern accents. We went to see the movie "Three Musketeers" that night. Later that year, for my 17th birthday, Susan got me three of the Three Musketeers Candy Bars to remind me of the night. The funny thing is I have to remind her of all of the details of things like that because she does not remember and does not see how I do. (I scrapbooked it all and journaled every detail with it.) I pulled all of these pictures out of one of my books. The this picture is at Prom our Sr. Year. When we graduated we went to two different colleges and after my freshman year I got married. Susan was a bridesmaid in my wedding. We lost touch after that for the next few years. Our mother's were both teacher in the district and would catch each other up on the details of our lives. After the birth of Dalton when I was 25 we got back in touch and I started calling and emailing again. She got married that year and I got to come in and do her makeup for it. Then after we moved back to Kyle when my 2nd was a baby we became fast friends again. I loved going to the same church with her again. It is amazing how you can fall back into a friendship like so time has passed at all. When my youngest was born Susan got to be in the delivery room. She drove all the way from Buda to San Antonio at 5 a.m. to be there for Madison'd birth. As she was holding Madie her husband call and said, "Put the baby down. I don't know if we are ready for you to want one yet." Well, a year almost to the day later her Madie (Madeline) came into the world. I keep meaning to get a picture of the two little girls together because they are both our "mini-me's".