This past weekend we spent Easter afternoon with our very good friends. Many years ago we termed ourselves “The Original Smallgroup” – hence OSG. We were a small group before there were “small groups.” These friends are like our familysince none of us have family here in town. We moved here almost 10 years ago and I thought we would never have friends like we had where we came from. But we do and we are so grateful for their friendships. Our children are good friends as well. These are the kind of friends that have seen you at your worst, seen your house as a disaster area, and yet still want to be a part of your life. Recently, Tom lost both of his grandparents within 12 days of each other and immediately we were surrounded by prayers, food, gas cards, and in the end they gave us this awesome “Faith” print to help us always remember Neelie and Bobo. Not that we needed any of these “things” to know what wonderful friends we have. Thanks to all of you. We love you! Some have come and gone from the OSG, but we know no matter what we will always be friends. We will be there for each other whether we are near or far. If I could figure out how to post pictures I would post the pictures we took of the day, but I haven’t got quite that good yet.
On another note, please continue to pray for the Olerud family. As most of you know Rachel died this morning. Please pray for her friends as well. Lizzie is the same age as Rachel. When you are twelve nothing is supposed to happen to you. Now they have lost a friend their own age. I look at her and do not know what I would do without her, Thomas, or Emma Grace. Hold your children a little longer tonight and thank the Lord they are safe and healthy.