Sunday, March 28, 2010

Out with the Old, In with the New

Do you remember that song from when you were little,
Make new friends,
but keep the old,
one is silver
and the other is gold.
A circle is round,
but never ends,
that's how long
I want to be your friend!
?  I'm not sure where to put the question mark, so I'll leave him there.  I really liked that little song when I was young, probably because we moved so much that I was always having to make new friends, and hoping that the old ones still remembered me.

Well, I'm hoping that this move will be more permanent and that this song will have a different meaning for my daughters.  In that they should always be friendly, and open to making new friends, but not that they will be forced to because they are the new girl, again.

We really loved Peoria, we felt like we were there for a long time.  (Prior to moving there we hadn't lived anywhere for longer than about three months.  Tiresome.)  That's where Hallie learned to crawl, then to walk.  That's where she started eating meals, (and actually eating them!!).  That's where she learned to talk, and made her first friends (and she definitely hopes that those little boyfriends remember her.  She still talks about "Fast Caleb" which cracks me up.  She misses running with him.)  Hanna came to us in Peoria, just in the nick of time! She was almost born a Cornhusker! Oh dear.

But I know we'll be seeing you again, Peoria.  In fact, Devin will be there this Friday!


  1. I'm glad that you are finally going to get to lay down some roots... This "old" friend still remembers you, and will always consider you one of her dearest friends.

  2. I remember that song! I loved it. :) And I am so excited that you get to put down roots and be in a possibly permanent home!! :) I hope Hallie and Hanna do learn how to be nice to the new kids that move in where they are.

  3. those are some nice looking home owners right there.

  4. I remember you! And always will! ... which sounds like you're dead, but you're not. You're very much alive.
    I want you to know, I've started this new thing where I use pictures of people I love as bookmarks and your picture from your Christmas letter with you, Devin and Hallie is my bookmark for my favorite book I'm reading: Donald Miller's new one. And I love being greeted by your beautiful family every time I open that book. Really. And I say a prayer of thankfulness and blessing every time I look at it. I hope some day whatever my family looks like logistically, that it will be as beautiful as yours.
    Now I just need a new one with Hanna in it! Maybe I'll print one of the beautiful ones from the last post. :)