Thursday, January 24, 2013
Monday (Jan. 21) was one in a million for the Sipes children! We got up early and headed to Southaven, which for my children is the land of dreams. So many fun things to do and "toys" for all ages, including access to a very cool 4-wheeler. The best part about our infrequent trips to Southaven is the awesome friends we have there. The Penas will be family friends forever, and that's not an exaggeration. God knit our hearts together while we served in Brazil side-by-side(the bonding started before that but was cemented during our short year together south of the equator). Several pairs of friends exist between our family and theirs, starting with the parents. Tim and Jason were on staff together at Broadway Church about 15 years ago, and Cara and I had a few conversations once I stayed home with my little ones. Our time in Brazil together drew Cara and I close so that we understand each other's hearts. Much time goes by and we don't talk as much as we'd like, but the depth of our friendship keeps us coming back together.