I must admit. I have a lot of best friends. I have Lizzy, my married best friend. Kate, my engaged-we-always-have-opposite-schedules best friend. And there’s Jasmine, my mexican best friend. And Jess, my ultimate best friend. Today, I’ve dedicated this blog to my dear friend Jess. 🙂 Enjoy!
Jess and I met my freshman year of college. We were roommates in Johnson Village (now called Johnson O’Bear). We were total opposites. I was a yankee from Chicago (and seriously acted like the girls from Jersey Shore), and Jess, a mild mannered beauty, was from beautiful Franklin, Tenn. Jess was a believer and I was highly offended by any organized religion. Jess loved to read novels and study. I liked to drink and go to parties. Despite all that, we still became friends.
Over the years, we’ve grown to be amazing friends. After many a heart ache, we were both overjoyed in September of 2007. This was when we became sisters in Christ. I texted Jess and told her, “I gave my life to Christ today.” She was with her mom when she got the text and she gave her mom this look:
After she realized I was serious and not making fun of her. She was genuinely excited! Here was her reaction!
When we were reunited in person, we both couldn’t contain our joy! So we both jumped!
As we’ve both grown in our relationship with God, I’m so thankful for a sister in Christ who has stuck by my side!
And who knows, maybe someday she’ll be more than just my sister and ultimate best friend. Maybe (since I have her and Jaci’s permission) I’ll marry into the family! 😉
I hope I didn’t make that too awkward for Corey since he’s the only single male family member. Jess and I are good at making things awkward.
Anyways, my mexican best friend Jas told me to look up a verse today in Romans. Romans 1:11-12 says, “I long to see you so that I may impart to you some spiritual gift to make you strong— that is, that you and I may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith.” The person I thought of when I read this was my dear Jessica. 🙂 I’m so thankful for God giving me a girl friend who blesses and encourages me so much! Jess, I LOVE YOU FRIEND!
I’m glad I got to share her with you! 🙂 I hope you enjoyed today’s post. 🙂