Oh wow. So many years of memories.....I do get frustrated here for awhile and need to go to a quiet spot for awhile but I can never stay away for long. But that's what families do, right?
Made a tight friendship with the Creasy's. Even went to Tampa to stay a week and had a blast and they stayed here with us too. Lots of laughs together and the assemblies will never be the same again.
Pastor G has been a stable pastor for me on the internet. When I was being plagued by WOFers during my dad's illness with cancer. What a support this place was. Gerald was right there with me swinging the sword at the bulldogs....lol Doormats for Jesus!!!
And Gerald, I love you man. I really do.
Am finally able to have some conversations with Mr Danger and momoftwo that I grew up with and have missed for many years. Those were the best years. You guys keep me laughing....
Got reaquainted with old friends or friends of my family, TC, Jinjer, Pastor Rob, Jdavis, Soulsearcher, razer, doris, steve, Tracy and many more....and of course, the new friends, Yellow Rose, Billy, Paully, Jennifer, Mike V, Paul, Cat, Amy, Eager, Brenda, Penny, Poimen, Pastor Chip (met him for lunch in TN), Rambo, any many more that I can't think of right at this moment....
Had a blast at the first Jude2 Picnic (remember the song we wrote?) at Jerry's? We stayed out waaaayyyy too late. I thought Gary was Robin Williams II. Man, what fun. Couldn't get enough!,
We met in Jinjer's parents home that she was selling. Even my kids came and were little then but everyone was so nice to them.
The 2nd one was so crowded I thought they would kick us out of Jerry's! Tracy brought her husband and they made him wear that nose thing. He was so serious but a good sport. lol. And AmY! What a hoot. I miss her too.
The last gettogether I made it to in Nashville, Doris asked everyone right there in the restaurant to pray for me and my neck. I'll never forget that Doris. Thanks for the love.
I've also grown intellectually on this board - there are so many smart people here. I only hope to have an ounce of the intellenge that Tracy possesses. And Michael. Wow. He is one smart dude. I miss him.
I got a birthday call recently from Phil Hoover. Can you believe that? He still hasn't forgotten us.
Penny has found a family here and people to talk to when she has a problem. You can't find that just anywhere. And we truly love you Penny.
And there's Dr. Ron. He has been my stable "go to guy" in the absence of my dad. He gives good advice and cares about me and Joey in a fatherly way. Thanks for being there for us. Daddy would be grateful at how you've taken us under your wing.
And I was SOOOO amazed at the way the contributions came in for Sharita's trip. You guys are just awesome!! The way you care about a 17 year old that some of you have never met!
And then there is your tolerance. Message boards are probably just bad for me. Pastor Bill and Pastor Rob can tell you that I am already pretty blunt face to face. Put me on a message board and it just gets worse.
So thank you for being so nice to me all these years. I really am a nice person. As my daughter's boyfriend says about her "she just doesn't have a filter". My intentions are never to hurt anyone on purpose and if I have hurt you in the process of making a point, I apologize for that.
I love you all.