Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Two in One

This past week brought with it the celebration of two of my dearest friends! Stac and Renae (or 'nae nae as the kids call her) both celebrated their birthdays!

Stacey was the first one out of the "group" that I met. She is so sweet and loving...God has blessed my life through her in many ways. She has such a sweet and tender spirit that always brings such a peace and calm when we're together. She reminds me to slow down and enjoy the moment. For that I am very grateful.

Soon after I met Stac, I met Renae. We really bonded through our boys. They hit it off in pre-school and I guess we did too! :) hee hee! Renae has such a heart and hunger for the Lord. We have shared many, many burdens, joys, cares, prayers, etc...over the past almost 6 years. Soon-too soon- she and her family will be off to Quito to serve the Lord on the mission field. It is hard for me to imagine what life will be like with her not physically here... it will be difficult, no doubt, but I am so proud of her and so excited for this adventure that God is taking her and her family on.

Recently, we were all able to spend the weekend together and I can't even begin to put into words what all I took from that time. Sweet Kalen posted some fun pics of the weekend...but what is most precious to me is what can't be captured on film...the bonds we share, and I know that no matter where the Lord takes us, I have 4 sistas that I can call on at any moment.

Happy Birthday Renae and Stac!


the bryans said...

Thank you, thank you Mandi! Words cannot express how much I will miss you and your precious family. Love you all!

Stacey said...

I had to update my reading on these blogs-- after Renae's teary email! You are too sweet to blog that delightful post! I love that we share our big and small moments together in the days....you are one blessing after another to me!
I love you and your darling family---stacey