I have known this girl forever. We met at Victoria Community Church at the age where everyone immediately becomes your friend. I wish I could remember that first day and see if I would ever think that we would remain friends this long. As the years went on we didn't necessarily always hang out. We had other friends at school and in our other extracurricular activities. But we always seemed to connect at church, whether it be a mission trip to Chile or being on the same team at camp (Running Noses) or even just a regular youth group night.
I think this is why our relationship has lasted so long. God was always at our center. There was a time where we would come with analogies about our walks with God and tell them to each other. I mean it also helped our relationship that we were similar in some ways, like our tendency to remember obscure movie facts.
When we were on our hike, we talked about everything. Garcia Trail is almost straight up the mountain so a lot of the time we were huffing and puffing but there was a lot of talking about life, roommates, boys, the future, China, Texas, etc.
This girl has become such a great woman of God. She is confident and ready to continue learning because she knows that there is always something to be taught in this crazy world. The best thing is that she is fully ready to let God lead her where ever. Like China. To go teach English.
I am so proud of her.
And at the top this was waiting for us. It was absolutely breathtaking.