I can’t believe I’m even writing this post. How has it been an entire year?! Although I can’t figure it out, we managed to get here somehow. haha (This was the 6-month mark.)
If you told me when I first followed your blog all the things that would happen in our friendship, I’d have told you you were crazy. I barely even knew you existed until I clicked that “follow” button. How in the world would we be able to come this far in such little time?!
But God knew better. (Isn’t He amazing?) I believe very passionately that our friendship was God’s doing- it could never have been just a coincidence. We became friends so fast, clicking the very moment we started talking. (You invited me down to Honduras sometime during that first talk.) Our first text conversation lasted at least a couple hours, topics ranging from our hopes and dreams to how it would be being stuck in a mental hospital together. (for real) And I knew this was something bigger than just us accidentally finding each other on the internet.
Very quickly, a deep and sweet friendship formed between us. There were so many times of laughing until I couldn’t breathe, crying and praying over things together, and smiling like a dork because of how much I loved you and our friendship. We would FaceTime anytime we would get the chance, that not being very often. haha But, never was it awkward between us! (PK thing, I guess. haha) I remember telling you pretty early on, “I know this seems crazy to believe, but, even though we haven’t known each other long, I can honestly say I love you! You mean so much to me.” And you said, “ditto!” just as in awe as I was.
Some specific moments during our friendship had God’s fingerprints all over it. There were things we both went through that prepared us to help the other. The timing of it all was crazy! Our friendship began in just enough time that we had each other through some pretty hard days. Only those very close to us will truly understand the miracle of it.
The day we found out I was going to be able to visit much earlier than expected, we went crazy with excitement! haha You told me something along the lines of, “I just screamed, and now my family is staring at me.” haha We were both THRILLED, to say the least. haha It was very much a dream come true! And definitely a God-thing.
During the time I was in Honduras, I got very close to you and your family. How well we all clicked was another sign from God that our friendship was from Him alone! I love you guys so much and count y’all as my second family, for sure. I’m very blessed to have y’all as part of my life! (Me and you have gotten super comfortable with each other, basically siblings at this point…maybe too comfortable… haha)
FaceTiming you completely makes my day, every time. I get so excited when we finally match up schedules enough that we can have an hour to catch up and talk about everything and nothing. I treasure those times together!
I know this friendship will be life-lasting; I can’t wait to see us in 10 years! We really do go together like peanut butter and jelly 😉
You are beautiful, fun, down-to-earth, inspiring, great with kids, loving, giving, very passionate about what you believe in, and an amazing friend, among other things.
I love you very much, my friend! Happy one year friendiversary! ❤
(Here is her blog)