Pen Pal Highlights
Justin and Lee became pen pals almost two years ago. At the time Justin's family was stationed in the Midwest and Lee's family on the East coast. Just recently Lee and his family made a trip through and stopped to spend a few days with Justin's family. They enjoyed taking care of Justin's families farm animals, going to an art museum, romping through the woods, and climbing trees. 14 children and 3 adults (Justin's dad was on a mission) made for very large meals.
"It was amazing! I had chatted with Lee's mom a few times as we followed up on the boys writing. The two quickly became friends and perhaps that is how military families work, forming friends quickly because they know they might loose them just as quickly... There was not an ounce of apprehension when his pen pal and family came to visit. It was as if we had known each other for a lifetime. And how wonderful to have such a crew all ranging in age from 13 to 7 weeks!" -Justin's mom