Although we hadn't really seen each other in 8 years, she's one of those friends--the kind that you just know you'll cherish for all time, no matter how far apart you live from each other. I'll never forget how floored I was when, upon hearing that I might not have someone to watch Judah while I went into labor with Noah, she actually offered to fly up WITH HER TODDLER AND INFANT to watch Judah for me. If that's not a Proverbs 18:24 friend, then I don't know who is (well, other than Christ of course).
|One of the last times we saw each other in 2005--6 moves, 3 states, and 4 kids ago!|
When Mandi and I first met eons ago (before the spouse and I were even married), we instantly clicked. So I suppose it wasn't that surprising that our two kids would click right away when meeting each other for the first time. Almost immediately, they hit it off--giggling, running around, just good plain ol' toddler fun. It probably helped that they are just 3 months apart in age.
We tried to pack in as much fun as possible while not wearing out the kids too much--going to the zoo, going swimming, toodling around San Francisco. Those few days flew by and too quickly it was time to say our goodbyes.
|These guys gave some great goodbye hugs and kisses to each other.|
The saying goes--I left my heart in San Francisco. But in this case, a big part of my heart just left.