Comfort and Joy

I will turn their mourning into gladness; I will
give them comfort and joy instead of sorrow.
Jeremiah 31:13

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

best friends

David and Anne are twins and so close.  When I first met David, I was intimidated by their relationship because they were the best of friends.  I wasn't sure how I would fit in.  Anne was wonderful, she made sure I knew I was important to David, but also to her.  Over the years (11 years since I first met the Spence family), Anne has become one of my best friends. She is someone I look to for advice, laugh with, cry with, and just talk with on a regular basis. We are in the same phase of life with having kids and staying home with them.  She understands the joys and frustrations of raising children.  I love talking to her and hearing stories of Olivia.

I always hoped we would have children at the same time so we could raise them together. Forrest and Olivia would have been 2 months apart and we were so thrilled when we were both pregnant with them because we knew they would be the best of friends.  When we lost Forrest, I was afraid that we wouldn't have children close enough to be friends.  Well, Austin and Olivia are 2 peas in a pod.  They love to see each other and are best buds.  Olivia and Austin are 10 months apart and Austin and Jonathan are 9 months apart.  I look forward to watching our children grow up together and being the best of friends.  

Olivia hugging on Austin

Austin saying, "What is this?"

Olivia smiling for the camera

Austin spots the camera

Austin falling down

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

this is so sweet! and they are so cute together! i love it!
look at him standing up!
love you