Sunday, July 15, 2012

My "Family"

God has blessed me tremendously with great friends and family who continue to set amazing examples of what it looks like to live a life full of love for Him. I honestly can't imagine myself without these family friends who have poured into my life and continue to pray for me and mentor me. I have grown to love these families as my own, joking with them at times but sharing my heart with them at others. Our little family of families has grown into a bigger group of people, and I am blessed by every single one of them. Even though we are far from perfect, I do believe that our "family" mirrors how Christians are supposed to fellowship with other believers, rejoicing in the good times and taking one another's burdens to God during the difficult times. These are the same people who decided to eat dinner with me in the hospital cafeteria, forgoing the good food across the street and eating the less-than-desirable hospital food. These people were with me when I got half of my right lung removed, sitting by my side even when I was dead asleep from pain medicines. These people cheered with me when I decided to attend Baylor, encouraging me to dream big for the future. These people are my FAMILY. I love them to pieces, and I am so beyond thankful for each and every one of them.

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