For the past year I’ve spent (almost) every Wednesday night with these girlies. Actually, when the year started I was only meeting with one. Nicole signed up for my small group at the beginning of the year and I was so impressed each week as she continued to show up to hang out with me even though it was just the two of us. After a month or so of chatting with the girls at the Sunday night College Life gatherings, a couple more decided to start coming. We added to our numbers little by little and now I have seven girls who come over every week. They are so fun. We eat dessert and they poke at and make inappropriate comments about my growing belly. We laugh and cry as we talk about their classes, their moms, their friends and boys. Each week I try (with very little success) to get them to stop texting while we’re meeting. Most importantly, we open up the Bible and talk about the truths and treasures that it holds. Each of these girls is so beautiful inside and out. Five of them are going through training to be Young Life leaders themselves next year and I couldn’t be more proud of them! I love you, girls! Thank you for being so open and candid with me. Thank you for loving on my kids, and thank you for making me laugh and keeping my Wednesday nights interesting. It’s been a great year!
Nicole, Stephanie, Lauren, Chelsea, Kelli, Me, Veronica, & Mary