My wife and I were dating when I helped her move out to Southern California seven years ago. G. Barents was one of the first people I met from the RCS community. Jill and I were preparing her classroom and G. came in, sat down, and talked to us about the school and the church. Needless to say, we knew a lot more about the school and the church after our history lesson.

There’s something kind of awesome (in the true meaning of the word) about seeing these kids.  I just kept thinking about a young G. and J. beginning a family, and decades later here is what that family has grown into.  I was looking at a live family tree.

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Even though they were goofing around, I really like this photo.  This is a strong family, illness or no illness.

L. put the guns away!  They’re covering up your sister-in-law.
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I’m pretty sure that they were arguing about who Grandma and Grandpa liked best. L. just about brought out the guns again before everything quieted down.
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There are more photos on the gallery site. Be sure to check it out. More on our time with this awesome family tomorrow.