this session with THESE girls makes me smile every time I think about it.
I had been hearing about how awesome these girls are for the past couple years from my friend.
oh yeah, THIS is my friend:
yeah, she’s smokin’ hot.(she’s gonna love me for blogging that!)
aside from that…she is a terribly good friend of mine…
and to hear her talk about her girls, made me excited to spend an afternoon with them
capturing their beauty, friendship and dance moves. (oh yes, they are THAT legendary group.)
rather than me talking about my perspective,
I asked kristy if she would guest blog today and tell you all who they are from her perspective…
she’s walked with them longer, cried/laughed/lived with them and I figured she could describe them best!
“I’ve been serving in student ministries for about 9 years now… N.I.N.E. years!
Looking back at that time I realize how many girls have come and gone in my group and
stolen little bits of my heart.
As a discipleship leader you get to love these students and pour into them for a few years,
and when it’s time for them to move on you’re thankful to have been a part of their journey,
and can’t wait to see what God has planned for them next.
This group of girls will definitely be taking a huge chunk of my heart when it’s time for them to move on.
I’ve known some of them right out of 6th grade when they joined my discipleship group
and I’ve had the absolute privilege of building relationships with them ever since.
When Jen asked me to write about these girls, my mind flooded with thoughts and memories I have with each of them…
Junior high sleepovers and finding them hiding in the closet talking about boys,
epic camp dance parties (that may or may not have interrupted the ENTIRE camp :/ ),
volleyball games with a definite lack of skill, late night phone calls, coffee dates…
but at the same time, as I try to write about what they mean to me,
I don’t even know how to sum them up in simple words.
I can truly say I have been BLESSED by having each of these girls in my life.
I look at each individual personality, individual beauty, individual passion for life,
and it puts a huge smile on my face.
From time to time I find myself distracted when looking at each of them and suddenly realizing what
amazing WOMEN they have become…
they are no longer little teeny junior high students!
They are beautiful, loving, caring, passionate women!
I absolutely dread the day they graduate and move out of student ministries,
I might be a little dramatic in saying this,
but there is the definite possibility that my heart will stop when they move on.
Lucky for me… I get to spend another entire year with them and will cherish each moment we have to
add to our already overflowing memories.
These girls could commit the worst crime imaginable and I would be by their side
trying to figure out how to fix everything…
I love them to absolute pieces and am SO thankful for the relationships I’ve gained
through each and every one of them.”