Thursday, June 30, 2011

A gift in this year: Meghan.

Oh, I love this girl. And have learned so much from her,
and been so blessed by her friendship in my life.

So grateful for her incredible hospitality. I have literally never met anyone with as generously giving a spirit as Meghan. She structures her life around being able to care for others- through meals (and OH what meals!!), a space to sleep (thanks!!), parties ("I can't wait for Luke to propose to Christine... so I can throw them an ENGAGEMENT PARTY!"), or a listening ear... and does it with the most genuine and cheerful heart I have ever seen. Knowing her has literally convicted my heart and changed the way I try to prioritize serving others.

So grateful for her thoughtfulness. Meghan's words of encouragement are often some of the most comforting ones to my own heart and I'm sure others', because they are given with much prayer and thought. She can speak God's love to my insecurities or sadness, and call out areas of strength. So grateful for how much she prioritizes thinking of others' feelings- in group situations she is always aware of how others may be feeling and how she can make them comfortable and cared for.
Story: At her WEDDING, she brought out a birthday cake for one of her bridesmaids and had the whole group sing happy birthday; she also READ a poem (which she had written herself that week) to her parents to celebrate their upcoming anniversary.  At. Her. Own. WEDDING.

So grateful for her gifts. I love her intelligence, her love for her husband, her flexibility, her heart to pray through what God has for her and Josh this year, her willingness to stretch herself, her love for Rez, her patience with others, her deep thoughts and insights, her goofy sense of humor.
And her incredible ability to cook and bake OMG. As in, make-your-own-ice-cream-sandwiches-and-cheesecake bake.

So grateful for her friendship. Their apartment was one of my favorite and safest places to be over the past year. And our frequent runs, conversations, dinners, girls' nights, texting, and getting to know her heart and share mine were SUCH sources of joy.

Thanking God for giving me Meg this year.


1 comment:

sheetal said...

wow in such simple words you wrote so much with heart. God bless u both!

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When confronted with scarcity, need, and inadequacy, may we be nourished by the Bread of Life and the Cup of Salvation. Abundance overflows from Your table, sustaining all who come in faith. Father, help us.

When monotony blurs our vision and dulls our senses, may we encounter others as Christ did, through intentional presence in daily life, submitting as clay to be formed into vessels filled with the Spirit. Christ, guide us.

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