3.30.2012

We Met Way Back In 2005 ...

... they were the first friends I made when we moved to Tel Aviv. They had both just moved from Kuwait. We bonded over hummus and living in the Middle East.

Back then there were only 5 kids between us.






Of course, LOTS more boys were born since then. Including this special one who took a heck of a long time to get here. Remember this post about his adoption? It still makes me cry!





We've been through a lot together. Babies. Miscarriages. Moves. Unaccompanied tours. Family stresses. New jobs. Depression. Late night phone calls and Skype sessions. Lots and lots of tears ... both of sorrow and joy.

They all came over for dinner last night. And in just a few months, we'll all be reunited again here in the Northern Virginia area. Gatherings like these will happen far more regularly than every 4 years.






I talk so much about community ... and finding my village. Hot darn if these aren't exactly the kinds of friends that I base it all on!

Words can't even describe how blessed I feel today...

5 comments:

Christy said...

So freaking fabulous Jill. So happy they'll be in your neck of the woods soon too!!!

Shannon said...

YAY! So glad you are finding the community you crave.

Rhodes Family said...

I LOVE IT!!! So glad to see you guys all together...and especially the kids. I pray for that soon! I miss you all!!! xoxo Heather :)

American in Norway said...

So happy for you! - I know how much it must mean to you! Looking fabulous girl! xxx

Nomads By Nature said...

It is heartwarming to have good friends back in close proximity and very wonderful to have it happen to you for real, regularly and easily. Enjoy!

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