Monday, December 06, 2010

Dave and Marge

When we moved to San Leandro from Japan in the Spring of 1969 the Imbeau's were very much in residence there in the Oakland Meeting. Now 41 years later they are still very much in residence in our hearts. Mom and I were invited down to their home(s) in the San Diego area often, and this last time was when Dave and Marge were out West for the Winter, staying at Louise's home in La Mesa.
We had done this before; come for the day. Mom and the Mr.& Mrs. would sit, talk, and catch up/reminisce and Louise and I would drive around on errands, talk, and do the same. It was a wonderful way to spend a day.

There is nothing so sweet as old, good friends. They have been a constant in my life, a certainty, a grounding. Through good times, bad times, ups and downs. They survived with us my parent's divorce, walked with us in the one-by-one gathering to the Lord's name, the moves, the grandchildren, great-grandchildren, losses, gains, growing up, growing old, whatever we did, they did in tandem. I can say with assurance that they feel the same about us. I know, because they've told me.
I thank the Lord Jesus for this un-fathomable blessing.
I thank the Lord for Marge; she has been a second-mother, an unflappable hostess, a generous, kind, and faithful example.
I thank the Lord Jesus for Dave; He has been a father to me and on more than one occasion (often when I needed it the most and was not aware of it myself) the Lord would send him with his ever welcoming arms, his kind eyes, and his monumentally large heart (room for yet another daughter).


At 10:57 PM, Blogger knitterykate said...

Love them lots!
btw if you get picassa on your laptop you can reduce the size of your pics. Ask Janet to help you. Better yet, come here and I will help you!

At 10:53 AM, Blogger ioi said...

This was a sweet post. According to their granddaughter up here, her grandparents were both in hospital this past week. She with a mild stroke and he with failing kidneys. Both are back home now and doing better. I just can't remember if there are two sets of grandparents out there for me to confuse. :)

At 9:27 AM, Blogger louise said...

I just read this a year later! Wow...what a year it has been and what a tribute to both Dad and Mom! Thanks Kedgie...


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