Monday, August 1, 2011

Community

I am so grateful for the friends God has placed in my life. I have truly learned what being in community means.  This is what is so cool...God gets me! He has surrounded me with people who not only love on my family and give us truly biblical advice but can also make me laugh uncontrollably {I feel the need to laugh uncontrollably on a daily basis}. 

So this post is a little shout out to one family we are grateful for. And seriously, they are super funny!

This is sweet Amanda. Her love for the Lord is pure & contagious! 

As a bonus, she can hold my baby and work on the computer at the same time. Who wouldn't want a friend like that?

Rob is cookin us up his Grandma's South Carolina BBQ chicken. I ask you, how is one supposed to watch what she is eating with friends like this?


One of their handsome sons {somehow the other one escaped my paparazzi ways}. One of my favorite things about this family is the way they raise their boys...to love the Lord, respect themselves and respect the ladies. If I could work out arranged marriages they would be top of the list.  Let me know Amanda, call me!

I just threw this in to show you she lost another tooth, she's very proud.

This one is just because I can. And c'mon...GORGEOUS!

"He died for us so that, whether we are awake or asleep, we may live together with him. Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing." 
1 Thessalonians 5:10-11




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25 comments:

Heather from wearetheholdens.blogspot.com said...

Jami, I love the pic of her holding your daughter..that's a God relationship when they can not only love you but your kids, too.

Marie said...

love it when God gives us those special friendships that are easy and right.

the lowes said...

so grateful for community! im glad you are a part of my virutal spritual family!! :)

Kelly said...

God is awesome. He gives us everything we need.
xxO
p.s. the boy made it home safe and they had a blast. on the way home from picking them up i was talking to jimmy (the baby) and he wasn't answering george said mom you'll have to wait he's praying. Ahhhhh. i hoped they'd come home full of Jesus. thanks for your prayers. love ya!

katie said...

Finding special friends like that is such an amazing thing. God is so good.

{cuppakim} said...

love community.
it sneaks up on you and reminds you of how awesome it is.

and yes, good thing you slipped that last one in there. gorgeous.

Lyryn said...

Amen! It's so important to be part of an amazing community and I'm glad you are! We are too and I'm so very thankful for it! :) Great post!

Krista said...

True friends like this are such a blessing...you lucky gal ;)

Jessica Johnson said...

cannot get over how much your little toothless wonder looks like you! she's a doll. and yes, friends are awesome. nothing on earth beats true community.

Anonymous said...

You are sneeky! Love you friend! I got to see you so much this past weekend! Look at my profile! Your killing me JAIME!

lOVE A.C.

theolivetree said...

sweet and wonderful post!

Alyss said...

Love good time with friends. And, hello! Love the new look on the blog!

hannah singer said...

praise jesus.
awesome friends you have there, girl.
and hooray for the lost teeth! xoxo

chelsea {joy} said...

so sweet. love that last pic. precious and priceless.

Liz said...

I love this post. I desperately crave godly and encouraging people in my life. I'm glad you have that :)

kirstie@bonhomiejewelry said...

i found your blog thru yellow songbird. yes, God is very clever with whom He puts in our paths, isn't He ;-)

Meredith said...

Yeah for community...and Amanda..a neat gal indeed! Great pics! And now I'm hungry.

Jamie said...

Yay and thank God for awesome friends! I'm holding a baby and typing right now, too. lol

Stephanie said...

True friends are truly a gift the Lord gives us. I constantly tell my girls quality is much greater than quantity when it comes to our friends. If we have one or two that's the real deal...we are blessed indeed.

Mrs. T said...

Beautiful post! Looks like such a great time. :)

Jennifer said...

What special blessings and I gotta say, that barbecue chicken looks amazing! :-)

Adrian said...

Good friends are hard to come by and such a gift, you're very fortunate to have such a wonderful friend.
And, can't wait for blog sugar! See you there!

Ashley said...

beautiful family jami!! i especially love the foot on the desk while she types lol. just chillin with bottle. love your blog and TOTALLY love that you are a fellow believer, glad to be a follower of your blog!

XOXO
Ashley
http://laluceimagery.blogspot.com

Rainbow Bekah said...

So so SO grateful for those special people He places in our lives! What a beautiful heart and family you have! Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog, I'm still a little itchy from the mosquitos but I'm getting through it! ;0)

Kathryn said...

this is precious, Jami! friends are priceless.