Fun with Eli! #handsomedatenumber2

Fun with Eli! #handsomedatenumber2

Yay! Me and Eli are excited for our Starbuck’s date :) #handsomedatenumber2

Yay! Me and Eli are excited for our Starbuck’s date :) #handsomedatenumber2

Fun at the park! #handsomedatenumber1

Fun at the park! #handsomedatenumber1

My new running partners!

Snuggles 💙

Snuggles 💙

Me and Simon, heading out on our date! #handsomedatenumber1

Me and Simon, heading out on our date! #handsomedatenumber1

Guess where I am?!

Guess where I am?!

Look who finally made it down to visit me!!! In 1981 my dad went on a ministry trip to India, forming a friendship with her dad… and our lives have been interwoven ever since. She was 2 at the time, and I was 3. We have been through anything and everything together, living in different cities, states, and even countries throughout much of our friendship. From being our silly teenage selves, to college roommate days at ISU, from driving cross country and helping me move to Arizona, to our vacations in Hawaii together… Most of all, she has fought for my life and lifted me up in prayer, which means more than anything. She is a true gem — a beautiful woman of God with a caring and compassionate heart. I’m so proud of the woman she has become, and now she is all growed up with her own little family! :) A friendship of a lifetime is a rare thing, so I thank God for the bond he has given us that will last forever. Ruth is more than a friend. She is family. I’m so glad that her, her hubby, and their precious little girl were able to make it down from Indiana for a few days to see this beautiful state I now live in!!! Thanks for coming, BFF! Love you always.❤

Look who finally made it down to visit me!!! In 1981 my dad went on a ministry trip to India, forming a friendship with her dad… and our lives have been interwoven ever since. She was 2 at the time, and I was 3. We have been through anything and everything together, living in different cities, states, and even countries throughout much of our friendship. From being our silly teenage selves, to college roommate days at ISU, from driving cross country and helping me move to Arizona, to our vacations in Hawaii together… Most of all, she has fought for my life and lifted me up in prayer, which means more than anything. She is a true gem — a beautiful woman of God with a caring and compassionate heart. I’m so proud of the woman she has become, and now she is all growed up with her own little family! :) A friendship of a lifetime is a rare thing, so I thank God for the bond he has given us that will last forever. Ruth is more than a friend. She is family. I’m so glad that her, her hubby, and their precious little girl were able to make it down from Indiana for a few days to see this beautiful state I now live in!!! Thanks for coming, BFF! Love you always.❤

Beauty. Grace. Goodness.

Beauty. Grace. Goodness.

Behold, the goodness of the Lord…  #NorthCarolina #woods #peace #home #safety #trees #sunlight

Behold, the goodness of the Lord… #NorthCarolina #woods #peace #home #safety #trees #sunlight