Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Mark is learning about Venn diagrams in school. I like Venn diagrams. I like organizing.
I could make a Venn diagram with people I love.
There are the family members. They're in one circle.
There are the friends in another circle.
In the overlapping part there are the family friends.
Friends our whole family loves.
Family who are our dear friends.
Friends who are like family.
The Jorgensen family fits in that middle section.
The first day we moved into our house we met Eric and their oldest son, David. They came to help us move. We immediately liked them. (It's hard not to like people that are helping you move.)
As years passed, we've spent time with the Jorgensens. We've gone on hikes and picnics, we've celebrated holidays together. Our kids have destroyed each others' houses. We've celebrated new babies and mourned lost loved ones.
Sunday night we gathered with other friends and watched David open his mission call. I cried like he was my own son. I was proud of his goodness and confidence, dedication and example. He's going to Taiwan and I wonder if the people there know how lucky they are.
Good news Taiwan: you are getting DAVID JORGENSEN! Take good care of him because we love that kid.