Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Ephesians 4:4-6

Last night was our last small group with the Welch family. We spent our time grilling food, playing the Wii and just hanging out. It is a bittersweet goodbye. This move is good for them... they'll be closer to family, Val will get to journey down a new path in her career, and Chad gets a bigger kitchen. The downside, of course, is that they'll be doing this in another state and we will not be a part of their daily lives. Blogging will keep us up to date with each other and I'm keeping this verse in mind:
There is one body and one spirit - just as you were called to one hope when you were called - one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God, and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.
It seems a shame that as our small group was really just starting to "get it's hands dirty" we are having to let them go... but God has a plan and right now it includes this goodbye.
So, Welch bloggers, keep the posts and pictures coming. And send us your new address too. Lincoln will be receiving regular packages of Smarties to keep Maple Lake fresh in his memory.


  1. Anonymous3:41 PM

    You may fall out of your chair when youread this Margaret- I know i did when i stumbled upon this website- Well actually let me back up and say i fell out of my chair when i was randomly Googling past friends and acquaintences and found Dustin and MARGARET Brown of Maple Lake MN- Weird, wild and wacky stuff that you two ended up together- At any rate, i found myself reading every entry of your blogs- I couldnt seem to help myself- And as surprised as I was to learn of your marriage I must say you all seem the perfect match-I wish you well- I was pleased to read about Nate and Noah both being teachers now, I cant believe how Noahs kids have grown- So i thank you for unknowingly getting me caught up on some people from my past that I thought i would never see or hear of again- Dustin looks the EXACT same as he did all those years ago- SAME haircut- a long time ago my sister said she thought she saw him playing in a band at that bar on the river in Big Lake...Sorry to hear about your health issues, that couldnt have been any fun- I have had 2 c-sections myself but not comparable to what you went thru- I think of you whenever visit MN as i usually drive right past Youngs Lane ( as i call it) when I visit my Aunt's place
    Anyways- I hope you continue to have a great life- I am still in a little bit of shock after finding these blogs and seeing photos of your children etc- Funny how things turn out isnt it? Carrie

  2. Carrie, wow! A blast from the past! I don't know if you'll check back and see this but I hope all is well on your end. It's crazy that you found us through this blog!

  3. Thank you Margaret.