Many years ago there were 8 college students who the Lord allowed to cross paths. We didn't all start out together but within a few years the 8 students became 4 couples. Over a 30 year period the Lord has multiplied our families. He has taken us down some smooth roads and some pretty tough roads. He has separated us by great distances and across oceans, but throughout that time the common bond of love for the Lord and for each other has held us steady. Every New Year's for the past 12 years we have gathered together in my home to bring in the New Year. Our children have grown and we have invited more and more "adopted" children and young adults into our fold. This year we were able to get a group picture that is such an amazing testimony to how our Lord has multiplied us in both persons and blessings.