Last weekend, we had the privilege of spending time with our old friends from Vidalia. Gary Nunn, who was the pastor in Vidalia when Dan was called there at Worship Leader, came to Florida to spend time the men at Stetson Baptist Church. Gary's son, Tyler came with him and was part of the two-man team that led the Ironman retreat. Gary is currently the Director of Discipleship Ministries at Northbrook Baptist Church in Cullman, AL. Tyler is a Senior at the University of Alabama.
We LOVED, LOVED, LOVED our time on staff with this family so we were super excited about spending time with them. Jonah fell in love with them. Let me repeat that. Jonah fell in love with them. They have been gone for a week and he mentions them numerous times a day. He talks about going to Alabama to see them. It really is super sweet. Women usually go out of their way to befriend children but men tend to get caught up with other things. Gary and Tyler acted as if their entire goal in life was to be entertain my little boy. It was the sweetest thing to watch them love him.
When they were loading their suitcases in the car to head to the airport, he started crying. He said "I don't want them to leave because they are fun people!" He meant it. It was so sweet to watch them get to know each other and become friends. I love it when people invest in the life of my little guy. Especially when those people are such special friends to our family and live lives of such faith and integrity!