If you have been a blog reader long, then you know Jonah LOVES his PaPaw and NeNe in Vidalia. They aren't blood relatives but Jonah thinks they are. He spent lots of time with them in Vidalia. Their granddaughter calls them PaPaw and NeNe so Jonah thought that was their names. So, that's what he called them. He spent lots of time at their house the last year of our time in Vidalia. During some of that time, their niece, Sarah Beth came to live with them for her senior year of high school. Jonah came to love Sarah Beth too. So much so that for the first 4-5 months of us living in Florida, he prayed for "Sha-bef" every night when he said his prayers. Their part of the prayer went something like this. "And, thank you God for Paw-Paw and Neeee-Neeee and Kassi and Sha-bef! And for Kyle. Thank you for him too!" (Why he never learned to really say her name well is beyond me. But, he always called her Sha-bef!"
Anyway, Dan got a Facebook message for Sarah Beth last week saying her church was coming to Stetson University for Student Life Camp this week. So, we started texting back and forth trying to find time to meet up. I'm so glad it worked out because just last night, we headed over to SU to see Sarah Beth. Jonah didn't remember her, which made me sad. It just tells me that if we don't continue to talk about friends from there and cultivate those relationships through visits, phone calls and SKYPE then he will forget so many people he loved so much. It makes sense, he was ONLY three years old when we left there. He is almost five now. But, after we reminded him of Sarah Beth and all the fun they used to have with Papaw, NeNe and Kassi, he started remembering a few details.
SB was also excited to meet Baby Micah! Minus Zoo-Zoo, she is the only Vidalia friend to meet him. As you can see, he took to her just fine!
Jonah used my phone to take the next picture. It's a little blurry but you get the point.
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