Saturday, March 14

Beautiful Time of Friendship

It used to be that Tiffany and I took Payton & Nate to the zoo every week. That was three four five years ago. Now, life has gotten in the way for both of us and we can go MONTHS without seeing each other. And the kids haven't seen each other since Halloween. It's been too long.

Today, we made it work. We both made it to the zoo, neither terribly more late than the other, with two kids each. It's a miracle really.

We spent the day walking and talking about all the wonderful things that used to be and about all the wonderful things our children have become. It's rather obvious God knew what he was doing when he made us friends when Payton was only 15 months old. (That picture on the left is P & Nate in October 2004.)

You see, Nate is Tiffany's Maxwell. And Lydia is Tiffany's Payton. God knew that if Tiffany had Nate and I had Max at the same time, we'd both be locked in a padded room. He gave us the chance to support each other and rewarded us for it with friendship...and only one trying child each. ;) (Picture on the right is Max & Lydia today.)

The kids have grown up together and for a time it was as if they were family we were together so much. The amount of time has changed, but the relationship between the kids has only grown.

Nothing can compare to a day at the zoo with "family". Especially "family" you can't get enough of.


tiffany said...

ah lovie-thank you for a wonderful day. That first pic of the boys- gads were they ever that small? I am so glad they will never remember a time without the other. I truly could not ask for a better fried than you.

Matt and Bethany said...

Awww... it's times like these that I wish we lived a lot closer! I miss you!

Jen said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful day!! Love the pic of Max and Lydia. I miss you guys too and all our trips to the zoo!

Anonymous said...

All I can say is how Sweet!!!! What a wonderful day you must have had. Love Mom K.

Tricia said...

You have such a way with words Ellisa! I am seriously teary after reading that - what a special friendship you share!

Kim Cervone said...

That last one is for the wedding invite. then you can be legit family : )