Ellie is a sorority sister of mine from ASU. We were- are- both Alpha Gamma Deltas. A few fellow AGDs put together a 5K for Ellie. What started out as three young ladies rallying our sisters around Ellie turned into 600+ registered runners, $40,000 and an entire small town -my hometown- cheering Ellie on! Wow! In four years of college- with pep rallies, intramural sports, homecoming events--I was never close to this proud of my sorority!
Along with the race, I was also able to spend some quality time with some of my dearest friends! We took our kids to a Memphis Redbirds game and just enjoyed being with each other. I don't see these ladies much, but when I do we pick up right where we left off!
We rushed back to Cabot Saturday afternoon for a going away party for The Theisings. Erika Theising moved to Arkansas four years ago with the military. Her and her husband, Frank, grew from their family of barely three to a family of five while they were here. Erika and I have shared laughter and tears over the past four years. From the joy of having a baby, to the emotional exhaustion of a newborn, to potty training, sibling fighting, studying God's Word and just being a young mom. She has been a sister to me in many ways. She and Frank are moving to Alabama this week and will be missed dearly. I will secretly pray God brings our paths back together some day! :)
We wrapped up the weekend the way many suburban families do... Backyard birthday party, complete with a blow up slide and water balloons.
It's been a WILD weekend, but one that reminds me that we have been abundantly blessed with friendships that last a lifetime.
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