Monday, November 10, 2008

Happy Birthday Don!

Saturday evening we drove to the big town of Adkins and the beautiful home of Don & Laney Rabe. Laney put together a super party for Don's 70th birthday. It was a nice mix of family, former work friends and church friends. It was fun to celebrate with such special people. I met Don & Laney at Celebrate Recovery almost 2 years ago and fell in love with both of them in a hurry. They are both so caring and encouraging and are very genuine with their kind words and support. Thursdays just aren't the same when they are not there. Mike had a chance to reconnect with his past while we were there. His former St. Paul Lutheran School Principal/Coach, Bob Gaede was there with his wife Shirley. We determined it has probably been 25 years since they last visited at a church reunion. Mike has some great stories to share about "Mr Gaede" and Bob always says Mike was one of his favorites. We all had a fun evening. Happy birthday Don! You are loved by many.

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