Among the things I really wanted to do before leaving for Haiti, a night out with this girl was near the top of the list. I asked her if we could carve out a hangout night before I headed out and she was sweet enough to do so.
I feel so grateful for Jess and her friendship over the past few months since blogging and meet up's brought us together. It's strange that a few months later I'm not entirely sure how I survived without her. I just know I never want to again.
This has brought with it a boat load of challenges and a few tough months. 2012 has been harder than expected as I've navigated challenges for my family, with my friends, and in my personal life. I have learned so much about trust, loyalty, and friendship. One thing I find I become increasingly grateful for are my friends.
Jess is so beautiful, inside and out. I cherish the time I get with her. She's so thoughtful, loving, and encouraging. She's a joy to be around and laugh with. She has been exactly what I've needed this year, and I hope the Lord blesses her tremendously for that!