Monday, October 22, 2018

blog besties

it's been a few weeks, but i'm still thinking about how much fun it was to get to hang out with some of my blog besties at the end of September! these are girls who i have been reading their blogs, following their instagrams, and texting/sending letters to randomly for the past few years! it's been so long that i can't even remember how i managed to find each of their blogs, i just know i'm glad i did! i've been reading Susannah and Julie's blog since before either of them had their first child, and i read Stephanie's blog for a few years before she got married. it's been cool to get to know people through their blogs and social media, and see them go through life changes and adjustments... and then getting to hang out in real life!

Julie - A Hopeful Hood
i do remember that the first time i talked to Julie it was about being a maid of honor and planning a bridal shower or something of the sort! i think we both had that role around the same time and started bonding over that! Julie has always stood out to me because she takes the time to comment about the details of my life, asking questions and always being such an encouragement. Julie is one of those people you just want to be friends with, she always has something positive to say! she is no different in person - she points out attributes and things she notices in people and is constantly being an encourager! but beyond that, she is super witty and has tons of jokes up her sleeve, which keeps everyone laughing! and even more than that, she always brings the conversation back to God and shares truths from the Bible which i always need to hear, and i'm super thankful for! :)

Susannah was actually one of the first bloggers i started reading regularly when i started my blog. i remember always enjoying hearing her thoughts on marriage and the Lord. she always thinks things through really well and is intentional in what she says and what she shares. i'm pretty sure i've emailed her a few times to get her advice on a situation because i always appreciate how much thought she puts into what she says! i'm so glad she braved all of the bugs in the south to come visit, because i got to hear even more about her heart during the weekend she was here! Susannah speaks life into other people, and always shares what she has learned from her own experiences in order to encourage others. she's one of those people you're really glad that you know! :)

i believe i met Stephanie through some type of penpal blogging group or something - i vaguely remember it had something to do with writing letters! haha! it was years ago so i don't remember exactly, but i do remember that Stephanie sent me a snail mail box with Justin Beiber tape all over it, haha! Stephanie is just as cool in person as she is online, and she's exactly who she portrays herself to be. she showed up to the airbnb wearing a pink sweater, a big bow on her purse, and one of the first things we did was get coffee! she always has a metaphor for what she is talking about, and that is one thing i love about reading her blog (and hearing her talk in person)! metaphors are my love language, and i love how she can always tie things together and help me picture what she is saying in a new way. she is also super vulnerable and shares a lot of herself in her friendships, which is a super neat trait! she can be super serious and super funny all at the same time, and she is a joy to know! :)

what are some of the attributes you appreciate about your friends?

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