Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Jean-9 & I

When I went to college, my prayer was that God would send some great women into my life to be fabulous girl friends. All through high school I had plenty of friends, but our relationships were simply surface level friendships. I had such a strong desire for some great female friendships so that we could build each other up & be a support system for each other. Oh how God answered my prayers time & time again. He blessed me with several women who are still my best friends & while we don't get to see each other as often as we might like, our relationships remain the same.

God brought one precious woman into my life during my freshman year in college, but it wasn't until our sophomore year that we really became great friends. Jeannine & I were both involved in Campus Crusade for Christ & have tons of memories together. We lived together our junior & senior years' of college & seriously I have some hilarious memories of being with this girl!

She's now living in Orlando, FL working for Student Venture (Campus Crusade's high school ministry) and blessing the hearts of many, many young girls. This summer she is devoting her time to meeting up with some of her ministry partners who support her both financially & spiritually in the ministry God has called her into. That means that I'm on her list to visit! She came in last night and we spent 3 hours just talking about everything going on in each of our lives. She took advantage of an empty guest room and spent last night at our house & we'll be spending most of tonight together as well. It's so exciting to hear what God is doing in her life. Even though it's not always perfect I know that God is using her in some amazing ways to share his love with high school students.

Halloween 2003--headed to our weekly Crusade meeting!

The 3 roomies at Denver Christmas Conference for Crusade with our Starbucks in hand...so mine was Spiced Apple Cider, but still Starbucks!

The perfect bridesmaids' at Jennifer's wedding! Jeannine, you are seriously gorgeous!

And then my wedding...she obviously got the memo on our poses for this one & I didn't!

I have no idea what brought this photo on, but I included it because I'm pretty sure this is exactly what we looked like last night when I opened the door! It was so great to see her!


Ria Thurston said...

HOW FUN! Love friends like these :)

Rachel said...

What a special friend! I was very involved in Crusade also in college. I love meeting others who did it :)

5th Belle Avenue said...

Student Venture is such an AWESOME ministry! Praise the Lord for gifting us with sweet girlfriends -what would we do without them?!

Thank you sooo much for the babymoon input. The advice is really helpful!