Once upon a time, there were these two babies that were born within 5 weeks of each other.
And these two babies, that we all called Pierce and Sarah, were forced to do uncomfortable things. ( I die at Pierce's smirk and fohawk)
And wear ridiculous pants. Those poor babies.
And almost right away, there was another little girl that joined the group, her name Abigail.
And these three little ones spent MUCH time together.
You see, back then Paul's sister Rhonda and her husband Edward lived in Shelbyville KY, which was only about 40 minutes from us.
This meant I could easily go to visit them
And Rhonda could easily come to us.
And these three cousins were growing up together.
And loving every minute of it. Pierce maybe more than the others, as noted with his expressions.
And the day after the picture above was taken, Hope joined the party too. (What was with the ghetto dates on the pics then? And usually wrong too)
But sadly, it wasn't much longer before the party ended.
I guess that sounds kind of ominous doesn't it? Maybe I should say it like this: Soon after Hope came on the scene, Rhonda and Edward moved away.
Edward was called to the military life, and as military life goes, moving was involved.
This picture was taken the day they moved.
As was this one.
Our cozy little group was torn apart by distance.
And the distance has proven hard ever since.
Since they moved away in 2007, we have only seen each other a handful of times, and the last time we were all together was 4 years ago.
So when we heard that they would be in Shelbyville on Easter, we jumped on the chance for us all to see each other. Finally, we could see each other, IN PERSON.
And just like that, the old group was back together.
Like the old days, only much bigger now.
And here's the kicker
It may be over three years before we get to see them again. Oy.
In Pierce's words, "we will be teenagers!"
And from the looks of it, Pierce was a little overwhelmed by all these females, and their crazy female ways.
And Hope was happy for once to be in the majority.
You guys, this picture. It just blows me away how much they have grown. And it makes me sad that we can't all live closer.
Those years ago, when our babies were small, I just assumed that we would always be near each other. But as the years and the Lord has taught me, you just never know where this life will take you.
You know I met Paul through Rhonda, so it's this girl here that brought me to my life.
Great day. Bittersweet day.