That's my sister-in-law, Joyce, with her grandchildren and my great nieces and nephew! Each Tuesday Joyce takes care of her grandchildren for the day, bringing them over to visit their great grandparents in the morning. So I got to be here for their weekly visit!
Joyce told me that mom waves goodbye to them each week from this very spot, and I'm so glad I was there to catch such a sweet moment.
Along with this one, of Joyce waving goodbye to us as they head back to her home, just a few blocks away. What a sweet tradition!
Only minutes after they'd left, my long time friend, Jerri, came to pick me up for lunch. We've been in each other's lives for 35 years, since the first summer I went to Germany on the Malachi Singers team!
She and her husband have been with Cadence International for many years, serving in many roles, but most recently as alumni directors (for both missionaries and military people ministered to through Cadence Ministries). They're transitioning into a new role with Cadence which means a move to Colorado Springs soon. But they'll still be a hub for alumni, of which I'm one!
|This year they minted a special commemorative coin for us alums!|
In the afternoon, after Joyce had taken her grandchildren back home, we came to her house for the rest of the afternoon.
These are some of the women in my life who know me best, and who I know best! We have lived much life together, and dearly love and treasure each other. What a gift to get an afternoon with them during our time in Denver.