This summer has been a blessing to me in that I have gotten to meet some of "my" ladies. :-) I am on an email list called The Patriarch's Wives. It is a Titus 2 list, and I have been a part of it since Kathleen was a baby. My ladies are very special to me. A good number of them have been through the good times and bad with me ~ offering support, encouragement and prayers as we have walked through some of the greatest blessings we have experienced, and some of the deepest grief we have experienced.
I always love having a chance to meet any of them! We had a quick get-together at the homeschool conference in April, but it was so short, there really wasn't time to visit, and we didn't get pictures! :-( But, this summer, I have remembered to at least get one picture at each meeting! :-)
The Haroldson's are on the road full time with their family band. They came to our church in August, and spent the weekend at our house. We thoroughly enjoyed being able to host them, and get to know them a little bit. Our girls had the best time with their youngest. The night before they left, Bob looked at me and said (very sadly), "We're never going to see them again, are we?" So, we definitely hope they at least make it back up this way for vacation!
This is a picture of me, Amber K, and Tracy H. It's taken outside of our church, after their concert.
Yesterday, I got to meet some more of my ladies! Grace M and her family are down from Alaska, so we had a get-together in Coeur d' Alene at the city park. Some left earlier than others, but some of us were at the park for over 5 hours! The day flew by, and I was shocked to see how long we had been there. We had a lovely afternoon visiting, and the kids had a great time playing together!
Left to right:
Grace M from Alaska, Martha A from Montana, and from Idaho :-) ~ Amber K, Julianne P, me, and Katherine S.