Sunday, March 27, 2011

My Husband's Ex

This weekend I got to spend a lot of time with my husband's friend, Kelly, and her two great kids, Abby and Ben.
Fermin, Ben, Me, and Abby striking our modeling poses.
I've met Kelly before.  I went to high school with both her and Fermin.  But you know how a big high school is...  I knew who she was, but we never had a class together.

This is the first girl Fermin loved.  (At least that's my interpretation of it.) Before he started dating me-- at the ripe old age of 20!  Kelly and Fermin were friends and then dated in high school.  And they remained friends as they grew up.

When we saw Kelly this weekend, I felt like she was my friend too--instantly.  And her kids!  Oh, her kids!  So fun to be with!

If Kelly lived in Dallas, I'd be lining up another date for us all next week!  But she doesn't.  They live near San Antonio.  But guess what?  It's not that far away, and we're planning a visit soon.

Until then, they left me with some parting gifts that I just L-O-V-E!  
They bought me this T-shirt.  Which is officially my favorite T-shirt.  Ever.
And Abby picked out this super cute juice bottle for me because she knows I love Kitty and guitars!


Marie a la Mode said...

Cute gifts! That's great you can be friend's with your husband's ex! I guess it was a long time ago, but still...

Anonymous said...

Great blog, Kerri! :) Maybe my favorite ever of yours! ;)... You are very sweet!!!
Ben and Abby will absolutely LOVE....... reading it. Maybe I should just leave it up on our computer screen and let them wander past the computer and delightfully discover it by themselves. How exciting would that be for them!?! I can just hear it now... "Mom! Mom! Come read this!!!" But I don't think I'll have the patience to wait for them to discover it on their own, so I'll just have to take them right over to read it when they each get off of the bus today.
Kerri, please feel free to share our family story with your readers, if you feel moved to do so and if you think it might enhance their future lives in any way. As we've all come to discover, so entirely lately, the length of our lives in uncertain, how long we will get to spend with our loved ones is uncertain, and life is so PRECIOUS and FRAGILE!!! But we've also discovered that God doesn't ever desert us, we are never left alone to sink or swim on our own, and He uses others (like you and Fermin, Kerri) to comfort us, love on us, and be His hands and feet and arms when we need a tight squeeze, ears to listen, and eyes looking back into ours with tears of deep understanding in them, as well. I'm glad we happened to be in theKerri. I will cherish our little bathroom talk bathroom the other night at the same time, , and my new, beautiful, very meaningful necklace that you made for me.
Love you, sweet lady! We'll be looking forward to our next visit with you guys. :), Kelly

Anonymous said...

I had to be "anonymous" btw b/c I didn't know how to post my comment any other way??? I tried to type in my name and URL (forgot what this means, though... ? So I tried my e-mail address, but I guess that's not it b/c it said something about invalid characters?) And I don't have a Google account, etc. to sign in with? So "anonymous" was the only choice that let me post. Oooooooow! The mystery! :)
... about to have to choose "anonymous" again for this comment!

Anonymous said...

oops! I meant to say in my first comment... "I'm glad we happened to be in the bathroom at the same time, Kerri."

soraya nulliah said...

Dear Kerrie-what a great attitude you have! Life is just too short to worry about petty stuff you know? there are good hearts everywhere:) I hope you are doing okay with the passing of your beloved dogs...Its' difficult, I know. xxx

soraya nulliah said...

P.S. yes...I have seen numerous documentaries on little girls and how they develop such low self esteem...generally from their mothers berating themselves!