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Monday, March 2, 2020

And the Tables Have Turned!

 Guess who won this time! LOL

1 comment:

Brian said...

Hi Christie,

The Lord led me to thoughts of you so I searched my memory and then was able to google your blog.
Doesn’t FRUA seem like a lifetime ago? I’m not exactly sure why but reading your blog made me wistful
of those days when anything was possible. It still is, of course. But now those ideas are tempered by reality...
I almost can’t believe how empty nested you have begun. Our child that we adopted from Russia still lives at home
with us - almost 19 and I don’t see her moving out in the near future. Which is ok with us. She’s just not quite there. That is, ready to be truly independent. We are still homeschooling *some. Russian and math are ongoing subjects.

Not sure if you have my email but if you do, please write sometime. I genuinely feel like I’ve seen your girls grow up. and now out of the house, Grandkids from your second, younger set of kids! Ali looks genuinely happy as well as A., with their gorgeous babies. They seem so young to me but that’s probably because it is unusual here in the North East for somebody to have their first child before 30. A different world, indeed.

I can feel the joy and love you have for all of your children and all of their friends. Can’t believe Erica has a boyfriend. My goodness, she was just 11 two years ago! :). Both your husband and you look well. I’d love to read about what you would do all over again and what part of parenting do you wish you could do over again.

Do you hear from Julie? There are a handful of FRUA friends that I occasionally think about and when I do, I pray for each of you. I suspect in many ways our lives are more the same than different. It hasn’t always been easy but God has always been good. These are fragile days with the corona virus and all, so I remind myself that I can’t remember a single regret in trusting God only.

Thank you for continuing to share some of your life with us- unseen friends. A number of times I have thought about what a pity it was that FRUA changed their posting format. It really blessed me when I needed it and I’d like to imagine that I contributed to others, as well. That said, it would probably be most useful to me now! There just isn’t another format like it, though I must admit I’ve spent very little time seeing out anything.

Your blog is appealing because your are authentic. I sort of deplore blogs/vlogs where people act like every one of their 24 hours is Pinterest worthy. It gets old because we all know real life is not like that.

We’re hunkered down here and in near total isolation as per our governor and plain old common sense. Indeed, Corona Virus is all around us. Except for the very sad circumstance, we’ve actually rather enjoyed the forced seclusion. My husband is not home though because as a physician, he is very much at “Ground Zero.” If you happen to think of him, please pray. He’s treating infected patients everyday. Kind of scary and yet we both know it’s his privilege and he’s honored to be so profoundly involved in the patient’s care.

I’m rambling! Be blessed today.

Melin



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