The Village

You see, I just had to write this post because you know what? I’m thankful. So over the moon, gushy with emotions, thankful.

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These people you are about to all see? All of them have loved us so well this past year. All of them have watched our babe at some time or another, usually even multiple times, because we don’t have physical family near us.

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So on this fall, crisp, Friday morning I thought it was about time I give public kudos to our “village”. 

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They continue to knock mine and Chad’s socks off in how they love us. First it was being great friends before Archie bear was even in the picture.

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Then it was helping us prep for Archie’s arrival, providing things we needed, and bringing us home cooked meals and tasty treats after we got home from the hospital.

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Thirdly, it was helping us all throughout the last year by coming over to “babysit” while we had meetings, date nights and job commitments.
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They’ve asked us repeatedly when they can watch our babe again, they’ve showered him with so many kisses he won’t know what to do with himself when he’s older because he’s already so rotten, they’ve allowed my husband and I to pursue our marriage, and most importantly, they’ve prayed for Archie bear.

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Internet world, these people you see peppered on this post are our family. Hands down, they are the best. They’ve bridged the gap that I feared would be lacking living in a city no where close to Archie’s grandparents.

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So thank you, dear friends. This public shout out is long overdue and I know is not at all expected, but I had to try and shout it from the rooftops someway, somehow. Thank you’s in words, hugs, meals and sweet treats will never be enough.

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The Lord has been so kind and Chad and I are forever grateful.

What are you thankful for this glorious Friday?

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2 thoughts on “The Village

  1. olivetorun

    I love this. It’s important to check in with ourselves and count our blessings- when we do we realize just how much greatness we already have.

    Have a great weekend!

    Reply

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