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.