September 23, 2013
And the rest is history. We hung out that summer so much that I felt like I was adopted into her family, which her parents still refer to me as their trouble child. We have gone through so much together these past 5 years and I honestly don't remember not having her as my friend. We were raised very similarly, same beliefs, same family outlook, which makes for conversations to be unbelievably easy. And we laugh. All.the.time. She is my soul sister.
Today my best friend is traveling to the other side of the world to live in China for a year. I am so beyond proud of her. This takes a huge step of faith and trust in God, and in herself. I have no doubt in my mind that she will thrive from the culture and grow into who she truly is. I will miss her like no other, and with a 15 hour time difference it'll make for some odd timed FaceTime sessions, but hey, they have to be done, I mean, duh. Keep her in your thoughts if you want to, while she is over there. I am so excited for her! She was made for this.