"Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. " ~ James 1:2-3

How Time has Passed

Tom's 25bday Cedar Point 4

Here is a photo from almost exactly three years ago. When I was still Tom’s finance and Erin’s roommate. Before the little boy was even conceived, let alone born.
Why am I writing about a photo three years ago? Because I’m feeling nostalgic today. And quite thrilled that my computer seems to be in full working condition (with the exception of the keyboard, which needs to be replaced…)
We are at Cedar Point, celebrating Tom’s birthday. Where are we all today? Many of you have asked.
If you follow this blog, you know that Tom and I are happily married, and the parents of a beautiful blue eyed boy (see harpaler.blogspot.com). We’ve moved far from our native Michigan to the sun soaked coastal Carolina beach. I’ve got a job I love conducting epidemiological research with residents and faculty of the local hospital. Tom is going to school full time to become a school teacher.
Erin is working with foster kids over several counties in North Carolina. She’s been promoted twice in the last two years & has almost completed her licensure in social work, which means she’ll get more money and more job offers to do what she enjoys.
Betty is a parole officer for the mentally ill/challenged in the DC area, which is right up her alley since she got her masters in forensic psychology. She recently moved in with her long time beau, and so now I am not real sure where she lives… Virginia? Maryland? DC proper? No clue. I haven’t visited her recently and am hoping to rectify that when she’s got a little time off.