So as it turns out Caleb is more popular than his parents…the boy had two birthday parties on Saturday to attend!! (By the way, he also attended his first movie in theater while having a sleep over at Papa & BB’s house-what a good life he has!) We also had my brother’s birthday party on Monday, so it was a great weekend of celebrating life!
On a different note, having been invited to many high school graduations and attending a few graduation parties…I have a mix of emotions thinking about high school graduations right now. As well as my brother, Nick, graduating…I have three girls that I have been mentoring since 7th grade-graduating from high school! It’s crazy to think we have been meeting steadily for 6 years!!! Wow!! They have gone through me being a single young thing, to having a boyfriend…to getting engaged…to getting married…to finishing college…to having a baby…to having a second baby!! It’s a wonder that we have stuck with each other! I turned into an old fart with them!! As Fern would say…”there must be something more to us…than you and me”. It’s LOVE and not just any love…but a God given love.
Its such a mix of extreme pride and sadness that they are graduating! I look back at how they were in middle school and see a group of somewhat awkward off the wall girls…who are now three of the most beautiful people I know!! Not only are they gorgeous on the outside…by they have hearts of gold!! They are some of the coolest, well-rounded girls I know. I’m not saying that because I feel like I am responsible but merely because its so cool to stay with people…doing life so closely…so that you really see the process of change in their lives.
I began by mentoring them…asking them questions, praying and pouring into them…and now it is one of the coolest things to have come full circle. They do the same for me. They have become closer than friends. They are my sisters.
I am sad that our regular meetings are over…but I am so excited about them going out into the world. They are ready! The world needs them and they have a fire for Christ and their generation that I believe could really spark change. I know it wont end here. We will do lunches, visits, texts, whatever it may be. I get so excited about thinking about being at their weddings one day! I love these girls…and am so blessed to have them in my life!!