Friday, May 23, 2008

Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow

Our dear friends are moving this week. We knew it was coming. Now, it's here.

I guess that's what happens when you live in a transient city. So many people come here for graduate or post-grad work, residencies, fellowships, only to leave 3 or 4 years later.

And so the story goes with our friends Bob & Bridget. I remember the first time we met them. They walked into our Sunday School class at church. They were both doctors doing their residencies. Bridget was pregnant. So was I. She was having her first, a boy. So was I. Her husband was Bob. So was mine (different Bob, of course). Her Bob had gray hair. So did mine!

We chatted for a few minutes and, when we left, I told my husband, "I think we could be really good friends." I just knew.

A few weeks later, we invited them over for dinner. And that was the beginning.

We soon had our boys. Robbie was born the end of May and Parker was born the end of July. The boys were great friends from the beginning. (Parker - left; Robbie - right)

We celebrated Easter together. Robbie was already walking and seemed to taunt Parker about it!

and birthdays

(Robbie, Zach, Parker)

They both had a love for Elmo.

And Bridget and I soon learned that we were expecting again. Eveley was born mid-April and little Robert Graham was born the end of May, the day before Robbie's birthday.

Eveley loves Parker and Graham, and I must say that they seem to be smitten with her. Hmmm.... We'll have to see where that goes!

Bob, Bridget, Parker & Graham -- you all will be missed tremendously! We started our families together, and you stood by us during the most difficult of times. Your family is forever etched on our hearts. We love ya!!


Anonymous said...

You are such a nerd with your McDonald's job and office job=) It made me think of Benton! That was stress! Eveley is so beautiful! I want to see you all soon. I miss you! Love ya!

Kimber said...

I am sorry that Bridget is moving, I know you are great friends.