We have always known their love for family and the upstate but didn't really ever consider life without them a phone call away or a ten minute drive....
God puts special people in your life especially when lots of change takes place!
I would say we have been through lots of it together!
We first met Joe and Meg during our second visit to Radius in March 2009. Jesse and I had just experienced our biggest change in our marriage when he resigned from his job as a youth pastor at the church we had been to together since 2001...and Jesse had been there since he accepted Christ in 9th grade!
We had been visiting around local churches to find people like us that we could do life together! Todd sent us an email after our initial visit at Midway in February and introduced himself and wanted to become involved with crossover (Jesses brand new ministry) Jesse explained we were looking for a young married couples small group...well Todd had heard from some other couples too and in March it kicked off with Joe and Meg leading....we felt obligated to go try it out since Todd had gone to the trouble to create a group...I remember being unsure about going because the week they were starting was the day of my first half marathon and we were going to miss it. We took a chance and joined a week late with everyone being so nice! Turned out one of the girls I had gone to elementary school with and the couple who hosted the first few weeks lived down the road from my school plus Joe and Meg had a sticker on their car about a boxer...SCORE! We found people like us!
After we met them that Sunday we had a dinner date to Chickfila the next day to "get to know them"
We talked forever in the booth there and honestly have been friends since!
We have gone through a lot of things together in the last 3 and a half years including job changes and adding 4 kids to the mix...
We want to say thanks. Thanks for saying yes to Todd to start a small group. Thanks for getting to know us. Thanks for sharing your life with ours.
I can't believe today is the last day on Corley street since I remember painting the walls the day you closed on the house - and then having movie night complete with mattresses on the den floor! I remember welcoming home sweet Liam while Jesse was on his bike trip...as you close the doors today just know that the memories will remain of all we have experienced.
We look forward to visits so "Leelum" and "G.G." can play!