Three Weeks

January 31, 2007

I’m a terrible blogger!! It’s been three weeks since I’ve written anything. So sorry! Well, you’ll have to wait just a few more days because today is our ANNIVERSARY!!! THREE YEARS…WAHOO!!! It’s wednesday so we’re not really celebrating until this weekend but we are going out for a little dinner and coffee date. This weekend we’re headed to a fancy hotel and we’re pumped. Anyway, blah blah blah, I will write a blog soon but not tonight! If you’re married I hope marriage is treating you as well as it’s treating us!

Friendship

January 11, 2007

Well, the holidays are finally over. I start my new semester on Tuesday and things will be in full crazy swing soon enough. The break was good but flew by a little too quickly and had more than it’s fair share of stress. But, really, that’s a normal holiday. Amongst the stress were some great moments. Playing the Wii with my dad, hilarious, getting to talk to Miguel and Kristen in person, sleeping in some mornings, New Years Day party that we were pleasantly surprised to be invited to, sledding in Denver, and playing poker with James’ highly competitive family (which means I fit in quite well).

Spending time with Kristen was bittersweet. As her Nana says, we’re “bossom buddies”. (You really have to hear Nana say it to get the full effect, it’s hilarious!) Kristen has been my dearest friend since we were in Freshman English at Walton High School. It’s unknown why she would make friends with me, I was bossy and opinionated and attention starved and a bit of an emotional wreck. (I know, I know, what’s different?) I’ve been friends with Kristen since she accepted Christ although she has surpassed me in the faith. We were together on her first mission trip to Mexico. We moved to college together. We moved to Philadelphia together. She was there when I fell in love with James. I was there when she met Miguel. We were both sad when the other got married. We know Kristen and Iwhen to say something and when to shut up, most of the time. We know the ins and outs of one another’s families, information that is preciously guarded. We make each other angry and we make each other laugh. I’m not afraid to tell her things that I would never tell anyone else. It has been over three years since we have lived in the same town. I don’t like it. In fact, I hate it. Yet, I should be thankful for how long we did get to live close. This is why it’s bittersweet to spend time with her. I know it won’t last long and I know it won’t happen again for months, perhaps even a full year. (The First is us at Sharp Top Cove with a friend, Jennifer. This is a good memory for both of us. A good friend accepted Christ that weekend.The second picture is our sophomore year at Disciple Now. Here we’re competing with a guys group for who can look the craziest. We won hands down. )

I don’t think I’ll ever have another friend like Kristen. In spite of this, we are both hungry for the kind of friendship that we have with one another with someone where we live. Can it happen? I know that this kind of friendship doesn’t happen overnight but still, could we get a kindred spirit up in here? Is that so much to ask? Apparently it is. I am at least praying that God will bring me someone I can be close with. I hope the same for you. I hope you have had a wonderful friend like Kristen in your life and I hope that you will find a new friend with whom you can be honest. I know it’s a cheesy ending but it’s really how I feel.