It’s time to brag a little.

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Hello all,

I’d like to give you all a little bit of a different perspective today. Most of the time you hear from Beth, Cat, or Idun and get updates on their lives but today I want to tell you about them from an outsider’s point of view. I’m going to brag about them incessantly.

First off, as you have probably gathered, they are some of the hardest workers I have ever come into contact with. The most noticeable thing about it is that I’ve never once heard them complain. I won’t lie, this quarter has been so tough and that’s an understatement. It seems as though we are always behind and always a few hands short for what actually needs to get done on time. However, the girls don’t let this deter them from their goal.  Even when they are tired and wearing thin, they’re determined to see it through to the end. I admire them so much for these character traits and it encourages me to apply it continuously in my own life.

I am constantly in awe of how passionate these girls are about their vision. As they continue to put together their project, they choose to do things for their presentation that will further their message even if it’s a lot more work. They prayerfully consider all things together and make decisions based on whether it will bring more to their vision instead of choosing things selfishly. It’s in these times, God can do miraculous things and I’m so excited to see how their tour goes.

Beth, Cat, and Idun all gave their first mini presentation at a church last Sunday. They had been asked to come and speak for about 15 minutes during the service and we all went to hear it. We were all so proud as they stood at the front letting their passion of helping refugees pour out to the people listening. They did so well and spoke from the heart. There were definitely tears in my eyes.

Here are some more things about the girls that I love:
-Their laughter
-The joy, love and connection between all three of them
-Their commitment towards track and each other
-Their love of sweets & ice cream
-Their hugs
-Their snap chats
-The jokes they like to play on me (don’t tell them I secretly like it)
-Their accents
-Beth’s ukelele tunes
-and SO MUCH MORE that I don’t have room to list. Because, let’s be honest, it would never end)

One last thing.
I can not believe how fast time is passing by. The girls only have 19 days left before they leave me for their tour…what?! I’m trying really hard not to think about it because when I do, I cry.  What will I do without them? To say that they’ve changed my life doesn’t even begin to describe the impact they’ve made on me. There’s so much to learn from each one of them and I’m so grateful to have been a part of their lives for nearly two years. If I could, I’d pack them in my bags and take them home with me to live with forever (haha, but seriously).

If you ever get the chance to meet these girls in person, make sure to do so. It’s worth it.




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