I ended 2010 and started 2011 with this lovely girly! I should have met her in Africa and we should have been roomies in Africa together, but life is messy. Though, I will say that all the change of plans meant that I got to give her a big hug sooner rather than later! She puts up with my never-ending questions, challenges my heart to dig deeper, shows me when I’m being illogical, teaches me about boundaries, encourages me, shares her heart, and walks with me from afar. I can’t help but see the beauty from the ashes in our friendship. My heart so wishes that it could have happened differently, but I am still thankful. Thankful that I turned to find a friend who could relate while all of our Thrive Africa dreams washed away as God showed us that things would be different. A little getaway to DC turned into a perfect way to finally love on each other in person complete with starbucks, site seeing, car rides, risking, trusting, blogging, tweets, food, laughing, Africa style prayer, processing, Nando’s, hugs, and a new year. All of that equals lovely and happy.
How did you start the new year?