Thursday, July 24, 2008

My Sweet Friend

This is a tribute to my sweet friend Jen. She and her wise husband and precious boy are moving to Tennessee in a week. I am so sad to see them go. Jen is my Starbuck's buddy. We have been meeting at Starbucks for a while to talk over life and where God has us at the moment. She knows my "stuff" and I know hers. I admire Jen so much because she has had a lot to overcome in her life and by God's grace she is an overcomer. Like me, God plucked Jen out of an ungodly family and life situation and gave her hope and a future. He blessed her with a husband who knows how to lead and love her well. In a dramatic way God blessed her with her boy, Andon. Theirs is a story only they have the right to tell, but I will just say that God has used Andon in a mighty way in all our lives. I will miss Jen and her precious self very much.

Lord, I just ask for my friends that You would go before them and behind them and hedge them in. Protect them and provide for them like only You can. Abba, this move is hard for Jen and so I would ask that You would surprise her daily with Your presence and comfort. Give her really good, Godly new friends and remind her that though life goes on, she is not forgotten by You or by her friends here. I thank you for her love and pray that she would shine for You in her new community. Guide she and Jared to just the right church and I would ask that to happen quickly, knowing that You are to be trusted with all of this. So I humbly ask that Your will would be done in their lives and thank you for the gift of friendship. In Christ's name, Amen.

Jen, I love you and I have loved our times together. I will miss you and our talks about how to love God and others better. It has been so much fun to walk through life with you. I am blessed to call you friend. Yours, Jackie Sue

You can read about Jen and her move here.


Jared, Jen and Andon said...

Oh Jackie, what a sweet post... I am going to miss you so much! Thank you for taking time out of your very busy life to be with me. I have loved our late nights at Starbucks talking about the hard, real stuff. Thank you for always always leading me back to the Lord when I couldn't see my way through.
You know i'll be calling from Tennessee needing help with something! :)

Love you so much sweet friend!! ~Jen

Cassie - Homeschooling Four said...

What a sweet post! We are going to miss them too! Jordan still thinks he has the option to go with them :)

Brandi said...

Sweet, sweet post! I echo it! Yes, we will miss Jen and fam and they have meant so much. I will also echo what an overcomer she is! What a joy it has been to watch God change her sweet self and use her to reach the hearts of her family as well!!!

Love you all!

PS JS. . LOVE your new layout!! Looks adorable!