Thursday, June 16, 2011

Saying goodbye

So over the last few days I've been singing that old song "make new friends, but keep the old, some are silver, but the others are gold"  Why might you ask, well b/c this dear dear friend of mine, Lisa, just moved.  I would classify her as a gold friend - one of those people who comes into your life, changes it, and though might leave; never really does!
This is how it all started, Lisa had four awesome little kids, I was a new mommy searching for advice and guidance; and I found it!  I remember her once saying that she loved going out and about with me b/c I never seemed to mind the ciaos.  I didn't mind it at all, I loved watching her as a mother handle 4 little kids watching and learning and hoping that one day that would be me; all put together, calm, and shopping with four kids.....(now I can say, I'm not so put together as she is :) )
See Lisa is an amazing woman, that really doesn't even scratch the surface of her, but I she is.  She homeschool's three, next year four of her now five children, runs every morning, blogs, sews, reads (sounds funny but mommies let's face it, there's just not that much time to read - but she finds it!) 
But these are just things that she does; what really makes her amazing is who she is! She is an awesome daughter of God! She teaches her children the faith in such a beautiful way, incorporates it into her everyday life, she is a loving and thoughtful mother and wife - but more importantly to me, she has been an a amazing, helpful, loving, thoughtful friend! Always there to cry to, vent, laugh, share pregnancy's, lose of babies, births, and of course we'll always have our shopping adventures! Which as you can imagine now that it's 9 kids total between us; we don't do much of that! :)
I would attribute some of the things that make me "cool" to her.  That is other than Jesus and my family of course!  But if you've ever had my homemade sauce and noodles...yep that's all her, she also taught me how to make those awesome signs that are up in my house - and though she didn't teach me how to take pictures or blog; that is a hobby we both shared.
So to my friend Lisa, I miss you tons, and I love you!  You are an amazing woman, VA is lucky to have you.  Thank you for all you taught me, all the time talking and growing together!  God Bless you guys!

1 comment:

The Little House That Grew said...

You humble me dear friend..I have been super bad about reading blogs lately and now I feel awful...you are so sweet. I miss you Jess and loved every minute I spent with you. You made such a difference in my life. Those pictures are great and wish I could have gotten you to take more!!
Love you and those sweet babies!!
Lisa