Sunday, December 13, 2009

Laughter

Jason and I had a wonderful time at our small group Christmas party last night. I cried I laughed so hard during our "gag or good" gift exchange. It's always classic. Usually a few of the same gifts show up to get passed on until next year.

A few of the girls brought their little babies, and I kept thinking how two years ago Jason and I brought Z to the same party when he was six weeks old. I remember that night like it was yesterday because I loved getting out with him and being with our friends. It was a big deal as new parents!
Rachel, Shannon, me, & Sarah
Abby & Michele
A few of the guys...Pat, Jason, Cody, & Mark

Sweet friends
Jason & me (I'm laughing at my hand) ; )

I will always remember how this group of friends was at the hospital constantly when Reese was born. I think they filled the waiting room before I was even released from recovery. The image of them surrounding us in my hospital room will never leave my memory. Some of them would come to the hospital just to sit in the lobby, but I knew they were there. I was so overwhelmed but at peace, too.

GOD surrounded us with amazing friends and family when Reese arrived and continues to bring people across our paths who are changing our lives. We will never be the same. Sweet Reese, only GOD could have known the impact you would make on your Daddy, me, and so many others.

A cheerful heart is good medicine...

Proverbs 17:22

18 comments:

Linds said...

To me, friends are like God's breath to my soul. I am so glad that you have such steady rocks to lean on... it makes all the difference when you are going through life's battles.

Momofgirls said...

Just think, God had THOSE friends chosen JUST FOR YOU for the TIME you NEEDED them most. He LOVES us so...<3

Praying for you.

Aura said...

I so appreciate the friendships in my life that have crossed over into the category of "family."
Have a wonderful Christmas!

Alex and Jill said...

Love seeing you guys smile. What a blessing to have such wonderful friends!

Kelly said...

I'm so happy that you have such good friends to be there for you and help you both. What a very, very special blessing. What would we do without our friends?

Tracychele @ The Week-Ender said...

Hi Katie. I am so glad you have such a wonderful support system around you. They sound like really great friends. You are so blessed to have so many who care. I know some good laughter with friends warmed your heart. I would like to hear more about the game you guys played sometime. I am always looking for something new to do!!
Keep your sweet head up!

Donna said...

Isn't God so good to us? One of His great blessings to us is the gift of friends...so glad that you were able to get out and have a great time with some of yours! Praying for you today, Katie.

Summer said...

I'm sooo glad you had a good time with your friends! It's always fun when you laugh sooo hard you think you pee a little! Ha! Ha! Just Kidding! :0)
I am laughing at the way your hand is perfectly placed on your hubby! So cute :0)
Know I will always be praying for you!
Summer :0)

Kelli said...

It's so nice to see your beautiful smile and know that you do have joy in your heart. Not that you don't ache with sadness, but that you are able to experience the blessings around you. I always do something weird with my hand in pictures too!! LOL!

Karen said...

What a blessed time you had with your friends. I am glad you have so many that love you--IRL and in blog life:)...
Praying for you...

Lauren Kelly said...

Soooo sweet and how fun!!!! :)

...::Mrs. Southern Bride::... said...

What a blessing to have such faithful friends!

Rebekah said...

Such a good picture of you and Jason! Amazing how God knows just the people to put into our lives at exactly the right times!

Ria Thurston said...

Beautiful blog & story of God's amazing plan. I love the verse - He makes all things beautiful in his time! What a testimony. Excited to "follow" your blog. I am a newlywed & love hearing other's stories.
-Ria

Mary said...

Such pretty pictures! Glad it was a night filled with laughter! Praying for you now :)

Fabiola said...

Friends are really a bless on our lives, no matter if they are real or virtual. They are just a gift from God.

I love the pictures, you look great.

Fabiola

Gretta said...

True friends celebrate the highs and lows of life. When you laugh, they laugh and when you hurt, they hurt with you! Funny you should mention the hand...the last 3 months or so of pictures of me & David I am doing that exact same thing....hand on his belly! Must be a good prop for our hands! ;)

Jill said...

Love to see your strong support team! You have a solid rock to stand on!

 
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