friends, family, tribe

I have some amazing friends.  We are part of a group of six couples that have been doing life together for the past 18 years.  We have been through so much together, both good and bad.  We have laughed, cried, yelled, prayed, hurt, healed, played, and rested together.


My life is in a big transition, but I am somehow not afraid.  I feel excited and confident.  As I was thinking about it this morning, I decided it was because of four truths for me. I am sure of the love of my a good and gracious God.  I know I have the full support of my husband who sees the amazing in me, usually before I see it myself.  I am finally in a space where I know myslef and my strengths.  And lastly, I am surrounded by people that love me. They are more than my friends; they are my family and tribe.


As I look back at this last season of life, being in and fighting for this tribe was one of the bravest and the best thing I have ever done.  I am looking forward to the next 18 years with them.  And they 18 years after that.


So, to Andy, Barry, Cristin, Matt, Susan, Alli, Brian, Susan, Daniel, Nigel, and Megan- thank you. You mean the world to me and I am thankful for your love and support.


All photos were taken with my Mamiya 645 on Fuji Reala pushed two stops. 




  1. Jayne · July 3, 2016

    I’m aware of this Holy Alliance you share with ones who have stuck together through overhear thick & thin. I am sorry to say few people have experienced family in the way you have as it beats with the heart of The Father. It is nice to see it is possible. Only with God❤️

    • Staci Lee · July 3, 2016

      Thank you. It has taken a lot of work. We are thankful for each other. xx

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