Thursday, December 4, 2008

Thank You, God, For Friends

Last Saturday, we took the day off to visit with our friends, Pastor Mark Pryor, his lovely wife Debbie and their sweet son, Sheldon. My kids were counting down the minutes until they could spend the day with Sheldon. We took them to a nice park in Orange County and soon realized we had three little monkeys jumping on the bed - no, wait - on the playground. LOL There is nothing quite like being with friends. By late afternoon, the wind had picked up and it was getting cool so we went to a nearby mall and I treated the kids to cinnamon pretzel sticks. We then went to Chick-fil-A and wrapped up the evening chatting at Mark and Debbie's home. True friends are a blessing. Have you ever noticed it is comfortable with true friends even when you're silent? That is what Mark and Debbie are to Brian and I - true friends. We can laugh at dumb antics, cry on each other's shoulder, fight over a game of Scrabble, sit in peaceful silence sipping sweet tea, and know our friendship is safe. Remember today, to thank God for the gift of friends.

The three monkeys
Blake, the Nordstrom Mannequin


  1. Oh how true!
    There is no price that can be on a GOOD friend. The old quote is, “a good friend walks in, where others walk out.” Don’t ask me who said it I just like it.


  2. Thank God, for FRIENDS. Love y'all.

    I agree with Mervi, there is no price that can be put on GOOD friends.


  3. Jana, we had a fun-filled time just hanging out. We are so blessed to have friends like you. Also, Sheldon has two of the greatest friends, Bryn and Blake. Also, Bryce is an excellent role model. Thank God for the Allard family!

    P.S. I love the picture; it truly captures the sweetness of these kids!


  4. Mervi - I'm glad to count you and Virginia as friends.

    MP - Brian and I love hanging out with your family. You are special friends.

    Deb - I loved the pic, too. They are so cute! I'm so glad we got together. You are a true friend to me.