I thought we showered reasonably often enough, and we play well with others. But we're starting to get a complex, as we had to say good-bye today to yet another set of close friends that are moving away.
The Slaughters are moving to Virginia tomorrow, and we will miss them dearly. Garfield got the chance to work closely with David during the last few months, which was such a blessing. We sadly almost feel partly responsible for them moving away, since Greenscapes wasn't doing enough business to support Dave full time, but we know God has His reasons for working things out the way He did. We have high hopes that the Slaughters will be very blessed by their act of faith in moving across the country, away from family and friends. (And if things don't work out, we'll all welcome them back with open arms! Just kidding, guys...we really do wish you the best up there.)
It's a sad day when you have to say farewell to those you love. You go through all sorts of regrets, like wishing you had gotten together more often, despite the 35 minute drive. It's just nice to have friends close by who have your same worldview, who are raising their children according to God's Word, and who are, well, just fun to be around. I kept from blubbering all over them and their moving van today only because my children were doing enough blubbering of their own. So now I turn to blogtherapy for comfort.
We'll miss you very much, Slaughter family. Virginia's going to be lucky to have you.