1.13.2009

An Invitation

I have some favorites. There was the one that started "Jennifer Elizabeth and James Andrew, together with our parents..." from about six years ago. And then a really special one, for a really special little girl's first birthday, that used this photograph:

We've been issued an invitation recently. It's not the kind to which you can RSVP regrets. It will require twenty four/seven attendance, and attire isn't an issue, as long as we're cloaked in courage. It isn't fair. But, we have to do it. It's impossible. Impossible, impossible. But we will do it. We'll saddle up and ride. And we know many of you, our blog readers, will be riding with us, will carry part of our load, will be behind us all the way. And that will make the journey less burdensome.

And good hair days, those help when you've been invited somewhere -whether you're eager or hesitant to go - too, right?

JEB

11 comments:

Adam and Vicky said...

Right!

The Wendels said...

We wish we could take more of the burden from you.

Nick and Erin said...

Prayers are being lifted in your family's name all over TN...

Thinking of you Jenni -
Erin Perlick

Melissa said...

There just aren't words to say, but many bleeding open hearts overflowing with both love and sadness

The Vehorn Family said...

We are praying for your strength, courage, and patience as you endure such a unfair and cruel challenge.

Beth Ann said...

That's what friends are for. The good, the bad, and the ugly.

Christy said...

Thanks for stopping by our blog and writing today. You have two new friends in us. We will add your sweet family to our prayer list. Looking forward to hearing from you again.
Blessings,
Christy Dunnam

Joce said...

What a pleasure to accept accept the continued invitation to ride with your family. The love you have in your hearts and remembering it's one day at at time will hopefully make this journey a little easier. You're all on every prayer list I know.
Love, Brian & Joyce

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Grandma Jan said...

It is a gift to see how large the circle of love is ... and there are so many more people in that circle that we can't see.

When the words can't capture it all, just know that we DO love you!

Grandma Jan and Grandpa Tim
oh - and Jimi and Taylor!

Guilty Money said...

Jenni and Andy - Just wanted to send you some love and support from up here! Hopefully i can come and see you guys soon :)