When we moved to NC, we were hoping to make some new friends, but we just never knew God would bless us so incredibly by our friendship with the Burgess family. They are headed to Papua New Guinea this summer with Wycliffe USA, Fran is a pilot and mechanic.
I love thinking back to the day I met Jenise. We had been living here already for a few weeks, and I had been praying for a friend. We met one afternoon at the playground nearby, and as I introduced myself to her I felt as if God was speaking to me saying, “Here is your new friend”. I’m not sure why it was so easy, so comfortable and so familiar. Perhaps it has to do with the fact we are both on the ledge, ready to take a leap of faith and embark on a new life in missions with Wycliffe. But probably more to do with the fact that she is simply a beautiful person, inside and out. We can talk about everything. Our hopes and fears, our disappointments and weakness. She is such a woman of God, and has encouraged me in so many ways, and I am so grateful. Fran is great, and Jaco & him have become fast friends. Our boys get along great with Shay & Adley too. All this makes for some really fun times when we all get together.
When Jenise told me that they hadn’t had a prayer card photo taken since Adley was a baby, I was excited to offer a family session. We had a beautiful afternoon together with our families. First we hung out at the airport for awhile, then headed over to Crystal Lake. We topped off the day with some burgers and fries. It was every bit as wonderful as it sounds.
Thanks again Jenise & Fran, taking your family photos has been such a highlight.
We love you guys!