Thursday, April 24, 2008


I just had to stick two pictures up here to celebrate two of my best girl friends.

Mrs. Courtney Gwinn had her second little girl, Jane Claire Gwinn on April 19th:

And Mrs. Karen Cronin just told me that she has her very first on the way!

This ultrasound picture might be a little blurrier than the one above, but it's just a peanut right now!

Congratulations to both of you! Life is really amazing- Your families are beautiful and you are blessed!

Being over here in Asia, it is hard sometimes to watch your friends' lives in the U.S. keep going by. But I've realized that there is something special in seeing lives in steps or phases. I really get to appreciate the beauty of their lives because I don't see it or experience it every day like I used to. Now, as opportunities for communications are rarer, I get to experience the big stuff. The marriages, the babies, the birthdays, etc. And there is something so special in watching their lives and joys, even from a distance!

"Can miles truly separate you from friends.... If you want to be with someone you love, aren't you already there?" ~Richard Bach

Congrats again girls! Love you both!


Shamus said...
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Karen said...

Thank you, Stephanie! It's such a pleasure to live in the age of technology when we have so many opportunities to communicate. I can't wait to hear about "the big stuff" in your life... who knows what will happen in the coming years!! I bet you're looking forward to a fun time with Jessica and her sister... how could it not be fun with you guys??
If you ever want to talk on skype or googletalk, let me know and we'll schedule a time to "meet" and catch up a little. Love you and miss you!