A couple of Sundays ago we drove down to the Ripley/Stillwater area to see friends. The happy part was getting to see my friend Claire, her husband Raymond, and their new baby boy, Drew. They live in south Texas and we are lucky if we get to see them once a year. Drew was so tiny and perfect. He made me long for Kevin to hurry up and get here!
The sad part was saying good-bye to Steven who is heading off to Iraq very soon. He's in the Navy and is seizing an opportunity to make combat pay and not have to pay taxes for several months. I wish we had some idea of how long he'll be gone. We will be praying for him constantly. I think his wife, Christina, is incredibly strong and brave to be willing to become a single parent to their two kids for the whole time while worrying about her husband's safety. But then, we knew they were amazing people when we asked them to be our girls' godparents.