i totally want to steal aly's post cause its exactly what i was thinking today at the sczebels. how blessed am i to have a friend like aly?? i mean, she came out and jumped in the puddles with me!! she got wet with me. i feel kinda bad that i made her get wet, but i think that secretly, she loved it. she gave up her nice cozy pants to bring a smile to my face and joy to my heart. its those friends that you know will stick with you through thick and thin, when you've lost your voice and when you just won't stop talking, and even the hair days when you wish you were them and the hair days when you wish you didn't know them. thanks for being one of those friends.
the work that GOD has done through my friends and their families has been so great. the impact that you guys have had on my life in the last 11 months at crossway is so big. i am so incredibly blessed to have a friends like you. my friends at crossway and the people there have just amazed me in how much they love the LORD. to see how GOD is working through the lives of each and everyone of you to reach out to other kids like me who were heading off in the wrong direction is awesome.
this last year, i lost some friends. some good friends. i've known them for almost 7 years. and i miss the fun times we had together, but you know, i wasn't going to be with them forever. and HE gives and takes away. GOD this year has blessed me so much with so many friends that bring me closer to HIM. so many friends that encourage me and build me up. so many friends from florida, texas, minnesota haah and even here rainy old vancouver, i've made great, even some life long friends. and each and every one of these new friends has a great love for JESUS. a passion to grow in HIM. and they bring that with them when we meet. they show me just how much GOD has blessed them, and with that i see just how much GOD has showered HIS blessings on me.
i thank GOD for my friends. and for you als. even though you put the worst picture in the world of me onto the internet where google can find it and track me down along with the aliens. =P
"A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out." -- Anonymous
thanks for walking in on me als. hahaaa. i (heart) you.