Hello Sweet Cheer: Thankful



Friends, girlfriends, roommates, college buddies...

     Today I want to give a huge shout out to four of my favorite girlfriends!  I am thankful for them.  They are the sweetest and I couldn't be more blessed to call them my best friends.  I'm missing them a lot these days but I will see them so soon!  August is just around the corner.  Without further adieu...

Meet Abby. 

Abigail Myers Graham.

     This gal is the sweetest.  She is always always smiling.  I love that about her.  She is so much fun to be around!  Always giggling, and keeping everyone in a good mood.  When she walks into a room, I can't help but smile and be happy!  She makes me excited to see her every day just because I know it be will fun!  We think similarly so that makes for some fun conversations!  Lots of agreeing :)  I am challenged by her compassion and love for others.  She is always using her outgoing and bright spirit to cheer people up, make people feel welcome, and get to know others.  She gives all the glory back to Jesus which is yet another thing about her that challenges me!  I learn from her every day and am SO blessed to have her in my life.

Meet Hillary.

Hillary Grace Joiner.

     I love this girl so much.  For starters, isn't she just beautiful?!  I mean really, she has a natural beauty about her that is incredible.  Wow.  Anyway, Hillary is so much fun.  She is spontaneous and loves spending time with people.  The greatest thing about Hillary, in my opinion, is how supportive she is.  This girl is my biggest cheerleader!  From encouraging me in my blogging to complimenting my silly tweets, to liking all my pictures on Facebook...she is my #1 fan.  The cool thing is that this is just her personality.  She is supportive of the ones that she loves and it goes a long way!  She is very opinionated, just like me!  This gets us into trouble sometimes but it's a fun trait to share!  We also share a love of sports, specifically Texas Tech football!  I love her so much and I can't imagine what this past year would have been like without her.

Meet Erin.

Erin Lynne Davis.

     Erin has such a big heart.  She hurts for people with an incredible amount of sympathy.  I think sometimes she literally feels others' pain.  That's just how compassionate she is.  I would love to say that we share this quality but she has definitely taught me a lot about compassion!  She loves Jesus so much and wants to be part of sharing Him with people who are in pain.  She is way too cool to be my friend, she has a style all her own (that I totally wish I could pull off but I can't), and she always has the inside scoop on EVERYTHING.  It's a true talent, people.  Erin is such a sweet person and I'm honored to be her friend.

Meet Jenna.

Jenna Denae Carse.

     I'm going to go ahead and call Jenna a free spirit.  She can pretty much sleep anywhere, she is always down to do something fun, and she is HYSTERICAL.  I'm talking she's so funny I almost pee my pants when I'm around her...she's the real deal.  I love her for all that.  Aside from all the crazy, Jenna has such a huge heart.  She loves the Lord and wants to serve him with everything she does.  Her ability to wrap her arms around you and make you feel at home is astounding.  I love her dearly and am so thankful for her.

     These girls mean the world to me.  I've talked about them multiple times here but I still have more to say.  They are the group of girlfriends I never had, they love me through all my craziness, they are there for me when I need them...I could go on forever.  The Lord has truly blessed me with an awesome group of girls to call my best friends.  I love you, babes.

     And as if I haven't already said enough, here are some more pictures to help you get to know them better!

One time they asked me to take a picture of them taking out the trash...smh

    Lastly, three of these sweet girls are going to be my roommates next year!  I'm thrilled to get to do life with them on a daily basis and now it will be 24/7 and they'll never get rid of me! ;)

These are the crazy people I'll be living with.

     The one who isn't living with us is Hillary.  She, along with the other three, graduated high school in 2011 (one year after I did).  She came to college with FORTY-something hours of credit toward her degree.  Yes, that's right 4-0, FORTY.  With that being said, she's been taking heavy semesters and will be graduating this August!  She is finishing college in 2 years and a summer.  I know, it's totally crazy!  Here's the coolest part: she's moving to Nigeria in September!  She will be doing some accounting work during the days and spending the rest of her time hanging out at the orphanage and building relationships with people!  We are so proud of her and can't wait to hear all about her adventures in Africa.  She'll be there for six months so it costs a lot of money!  If you're interested at all in helping her out finanically or even through prayer, you can e-mail her at hillary.joiner@ttu.edu.  Thank you in advance!  We will miss her dearly while she's gone but we know the Lord has incredible plans for her life!

Well if you've made it all the way to the end of this, I applaud you!  Thanks for listening to me ramble on about these girls!  Happy Thursday, everyone.

Anything you're super thankful for today?


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