Shortly before Thanksgiving, I had a family photo session with some of our very dear friends, the Rolands. These friends have been part of our life since J and I were dating. We knew Kyle and Michelle both separately before we knew them together, so we had the joy of getting to share in all the excitement and fun of the beginning of their friendship and dating relationship, to celebrating with them the night they got engaged, to being a part of their wedding day. We have attended the same church all together for the past several years, J and Kyle work at Southern together, and we have walked through pregnancies, childbirth, and all the joys and trials of parenting together. Our daughters are some of each others best little friends and for the past year we’ve had the blessing of living, literally, down the hill from them. Kyle and Michelle are truly two of the most humble, servant-hearted people we know. They are encouraging, thoughtful, loving, and generous in all ways. They are passionate about every area of their ministry and are always seeking to grow, learn, and gain wisdom from those around them. Their love for Jesus is ever deepening and that is seen in every aspect of their life and ministry. These friends have been a steadfast, faithful presence in our lives over the past 5 years and we praise the Lord for their precious friendship!