I haven’t done one of these post where I tell you about some of my favorite people, I also realized last week that I never posted about my time in Central Asia, and that’s just a giant fail on my part! But no worries friends it’ll be here tomorrow, but until then I wanted to bring you some awesome women from that trip! Meet some incredible ladies that I had the privilege of living with, growing with, and loving. These women are all so vastly different, but together they were so perfect and taught me so much about life and what it means to walk in the light of truth and grace. It’s beautiful and they’re even more beautiful than the words I could ever write in this blog post, so instead just have fun with it and enjoy meeting the ladies of the fan fab four!
These women are seriously the best, and I can’t give enough thanks for them. World, meet Annie, Soumya, and Laura! These are just three of my six roommates. These women challenged me in incredible ways and really showed me what it means to live a life with purpose. Each of them are crazy amazing, and helped me to grow a lot this summer.First off we have Laura! This girl a ball of joy and I love her so much. Laura was my roommate and I can’t think of many nights that we didn’t lay in bed talking for hours. Laura is a naturally hysterical person. I would laugh for hours at the things she did, and would nearly pee myself on a handful of occasions. But aside from this beautiful women’s wit is her gentle and kind heart. Laura knows how to dish out the truth and call things like they are but she’s also so knowledgeable and loving. Throughout the course of the summer there were some hard things that happened and I knew I could count on Laura not to judge me but instead to love me through the hard things. This girl loved me so much to even love me and see me through some dark days and I’m so thankful for her.
Laura, you’re a rare gem that I’m so thankful that I’ve found in my life. Your passion for life is impeccable and infectious and so so so beautiful. You are so full of life and you breathe it onto others. Continue to be you and never apologize for it. You are the literal best and I love your England, baby!
This is Annie, and we’re basically the same person. I always knew that if a situation came up Annie and I were basically thinking the exact same things. But aside from that we both have a huge passion for loving others and allowing them to be their true selves around us. This girl and I have a lot of similarities in our struggles and through that together we were able to confide in one another and love each other through the ruble. Annie has such a heart for others and it’s beautiful. She saw beauty in the brokenness of Central Asia and she loved the people there so well. It made my heart so happy to be able to walk beside her in the crazy season of our lives!
Annie, you are amazing and your sassy, spitfire, take no prisoner attitude is something I love about you. You’re always saying what everyone else is thinking and I love it. You’re incredibly beautiful and I cannot wait to see you again and reconnect on life. You’re the best!
Lastly we have the sweet Soums! Soumya is a beautiful gem that popped her way into my life a little over a year ago and I’ve thought she was pretty cool ever since. Soumya has a calm spirit that I truly admire and something I aspire to have. She understands grace and walks in it daily, and it’s probably one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever seen. I learned a lot this summer from this girl and I’m so excited that I get to have her as a fun sized bonus in my life!
Hey Soums, thanks for every conversation and moment of clarity that we shared together. It’s beautiful to know that I’m not gonna loose you in my life. You’re such a wonderful sister and I love you. Keep being you and remember that even when it’s hard to trust, and love. Cause even if not He is still good!
I learned more this summer from these three women then what I could ever write out in this simple blog post. But my hope is that in my words you can see the beauty of these ladies. They are three of the most genuine human beings I’ve ever met and I’m forever changed and a better person because I know them. I look at them and I see eternity. I see joy through trials and I see four incredibly broken women who are being redeemed daily because of a love that is so much greater than all of us. I see the love that I’ve always longed for from a sister fulfilled in these three women. My hope for you readers is that if you know these women personally you would only get a more beautiful view of their hearts, and if you don’t know them personally my hope is you would find a friend like them like I have.
These ladies inspire me to love others well, and to remember that the love I have received is the love I’m called to give. I have seen and experienced grace first hand and it’s one of the most beautiful things I think a person could ever experience. In part I have these women to thank for that. So to each of them I say thank you, thank you for putting up with my crazy life, my volume problems, and my bluntness and loving me through it! Y’all are some of the most beautiful things I’ve ever seen and I can’t express my thanks enough for y’all. So continue to strive for redemption and love others well! I love each of you more than I could ever express and I hope you’ll stay in my life for a very long time.