The school year is coming to an end– so naturally I get all sentimental. I am so thankful for all that my college experience at MNU has offered me. Amazing professors, a high quality education, plenty of memories, etc. I think by far the best thing the LORD and MNU has blessed me with this year are my roommates.
If you would have asked me back in high school how I would feel living with five girls I probably would have grimaced at the thought. However, I have never been surprised by such a big and amazing blessing.
Let me tell you about them:
Sarah & Anna (the twinsies) are seriously funny and seriously sweet. Anna (middle) is sassy and sweet– the perfect combination! The looks and sarcastic comments make me laugh way too hard! And then she’ll turn it right back around and be just too sweet! She always can get a laugh out of any of us! I can picture her head tilt right about now… Sarah (right) is nicknamed “mama Sarah” because she is naturally so nurturing and gentle. Every group needs a nurturer! She is always checking in to see that all of us are okay. These girls are such a blessing, very distinct from the rest of the world. They always have a smile on their face– day-brighteners!
Rachel is one of the kindest lady I have ever met. Always quick to listen, and probably wouldn’t hurt a fly. I have never seen her angry. What a gift she is to an angry and impatient world! It’s almost embarrassing to complain to her because she hardly ever complains! She challenges you to be better simply by her actions.
Mckenna is bold and adventurous. She never fails to make just a little more exciting. If any of us need something planned, she is the one to do it! Kenna knows how to get things done! She is there when we need to cry watching Grey’s Anatomy or eat a hot pocket, there to quickly come to any of our defense, she is always on our side.
Randi is my partner in crime, a leader,a loyal friend, and a world-changer. We first met at the beginning of freshman year– we’ve been through it all. Laughs until we cry, and cries until we laugh. She instantly knows when I am upset, and knows when to give space and when to be there. She doesn’t follow the crowd, but is in-tune and patient to hear what God has for her. She is a blessing to us all. This girl is going to do big things.
I have so many other blessings as friends–
My childhood best friend (who came to MNU with me) Annie, makes me laugh hard. Annie and I will never fail to be goofy together. All that, yet we can still have long controversial theological and political conversations without any anger or insults added (rare I know). She is truly a blessing, a kind and sweet soul.
So many others- my siblings, peoples from my church, and from high school, all my guy friends (shout out!).
I guess I say all this just to say, your friends are an important part of who you are (especially if you live with them, hint the emphasis on my roommates). It is important to surround yourself with people who are there to support and build you up, to challenge and to help you grow. Also it is important to share your gratitude. Nothing wrong with a little praise on the people who mean so much!
I challenge you to post about your friends that have become so meaningful! Share your gratitude with others and the Lord.
Maybe I just get sentimental knowing we only have one more year altogether. Who knows.
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