I am very blessed to have many (almost) lifelong friends. A couple of them came to stay with us this past weekend. I consider Jennifer my very best friend. We've been very close since we were 12 years-old, having met in 7th grade band. Kent has been my husband's friend that long as well. I don't remember how we met, but she says that I asked her what kind of shampoo she used! We all married within a few months of each other, and we lived next door to each other at the beginning of our marriages. Our children are similar ages, although they had a 4th child while we abstained! As you can imagine, we've been through a lot over the years. We don't see each other often because we live a couple of hundred miles apart. But, when we get together, it's just like we've never left. We love them, and pray blessings and protection over them every day. They are really more a part of our family than just friends.
Jennifer has a younger brother, Jeff, who has been singing and playing the guitar pretty much all of his life. I met him when he was 8, and he was singing then. He's grown into an excellent singer/songwriter and appears at various venues in and around the Austin area. His band is called Double R Nothin. If you are in the Austin area, check him out. It will be an evening well-spent.