Tuesday, November 10, 2009


hey emily,

thank you for your sweet note and the darling drawings by the kiddos!

i have been thinking about our friends. we know how important it is for our children to choose their friends wisely. "show me your friends, and i will show you your future!" it is just as worthwhile that we, also, select our friends carefully.

when hans and i returned to our hometown after college, we decided that we wouldn't run with the affluent crowd. to be perfectly honest, i was afraid that i would get caught up in trivial things that i knew i had a weakness for.  so, instead, we knit our lives with those who were following the Lord, just like you are.

those dear friends prayed all night when we almost lost our first baby and later took our kids to the emergency room when we were out of town. we have cheered on each other's children in every sporting event imaginable, prayed for their success in all they do, and cried over their heartbreaks.

we have recently spent time with some of our oldest and dearest friends, and it melted our hearts to hear how devoted they are to our children. we love their beautiful daughters and are becoming friends, now, with their grandchildren!

thank you for being a devoted friend to shelby and hailey.

someday, your kids will befriend their kids...and on and on and on...

proverbs 17:17
'a friend loves at all times...'


Shelby said...

This post reminded me of dad's incredible wisdom: you can pick your nose, and you can pick your friends, but you can't pick your friends' nose

Hailey said...

i'm like a bird, i wanna fly away. i dont know where my home is. i dont where my soul is but baby i love you!

Shelby said...
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Margaret said...

I really admire the choices you all made. It taught your kids what's really important. =)

myletterstoemily said...

girls, seriously? :)

Anonymous said...

How true. Proverbs says to pick your friends wisely.