The only thing that separates us from the animals is our ability to accessorize.-Steel Magnolias

Saturday, March 5, 2011


 Serendipity is the effect by which one accidentally stumbles upon something fortunate, especially while looking for something entirely unrelated.

Lise was showing me an old picture of her. I can't even remember why we started going through the album exactly. But there was a picture of her from 1983 that made me stop and go back. I was like, Umm...I have a sweater just like that from the same year. She was like NO WAY. So, I go home and get my mom to bring the picture boxes to my house so I could go through them. My kids had the best time looking at those old pictures. And there were a few of my parents from before they were married that I'd never seen. My parents were goooood looking.

Anyway. I FOUND the picture. So here we are. 28 years ago. 1000 miles apart and 26 years from meeting and Lise and I are dressed alike!  Is it any wonder that we became friends? LOL

It's amazing how far in advance God's plans are, isn't it? When our kids were little, we bought a new dining room set. The table is huge. It has not 1 but 2 leaves for it. Without the leaves, it will sit 6, with 1 leaf, it'll sit 8 and with both, it sits 10. We never put the 2nd leaf in until Christmas when Lise's family joined our's for the Scarborough-Tyner Extravaganza!  I told Ben, see, God knew we'd need this table one day because He knew the Tyner's would be coming into our lives.

How very seredipitious!!


  1. Your name suits you well. You portrayed this joyfully. Loved sharing your thoughts.

  2. What a great story! Seeing your friendship is a blessing to the rest of us.

  3. I'm crying. And it's not because of my hair! LOL

    And you are so right that God brought us together to be friends. Thank GOD we are!!!! I look at these pictures side by side and am still amazed!!

  4. I just absolutely ADORE you both!

  5. This is absolutely amazing and the Creator does work in mysterious ways. :)

  6. What a great story,
    and you both look so cute in your matching sweaters and perms :)
    Love to you both,

  7. Reva, MINE is not a perm! My hair is naturally that curly!

  8. I'm so jealous of your friendship fyi. The hairstyles? You can keep them ;)

  9. What a sweet story! Of course it makes total sense :-)


  10. Not only do you have the same sweater, you are both working that big hair look!
    I love it.

  11. Ha!! That is too funny! Now ladies, I must you both have perms in these pics?