Monday, April 9, 2007

"I Didn't Find My Friends, The Good God Gave Them To Me" Ralph Waldo Emerson

The kiddos and I spent the day with the Hayes family- Jeff, Kelly, Simon, and Elliott.

Jeff and I have been friends since Jr. high (he had a crush on me. I'm sure it was the feathered hair, pegged pants, and Keds that wooed his little boy heart).
I have enjoyed how our friendship has changed over these 20 years (wow!). We were new Christians together, both from broken homes, both in need of a Father. We both wanted more, and fixed our eyes on Jesus, and ran for more. What a delight it is to see the "more." To see him with a wife he adores (Kelly Rocks!), to watch him play with, and love on his children, to see a man faithful to God. He is all the Jeff I hoped he would be.


  1. Good to see you again on Easter and get to know you a bit. Love the pics on your blog!

  2. Welcome to the blogosphere Denise! You have a sweet, sweet family.

    May God continue to bless you on your new blogging journey. You're gonna love it.

  3. Hi Denise and Michael (and other Joneses!).

    Glad to see you have a page up, I've put it on my favorites. Hope you guys are doing great . . .