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Jan 23, 2012

a visit with friends

Last Sunday, I got a call from Nicole (below, in the black coat), asking what my lunch plans were for Monday.  Nicole's in grad school at NYU, so I figured she probably just wanted to have a phone or Skype date over my lunch break.  Turns out, she had a very different plan in mind.  
She happened to have a car for the week and the day off, so she swung by Hannah's (below, gray sweater, red scarf) house, picked her up, and they both drove all the way to PA to spend an afternoon with me!


Words can't describe how blessed I am to have friends like these two.  We all spent a semester living in an apartment together last fall, and when I graduated in December, the biggest heartbreak of leaving Gordon was leaving people like this.  As I've adjusted to life back at home, I've realized how valuable surrounding yourself with like-minded people truly is.  Gordon was a place where I grew and changed, and was really known.  I'm definitely still learning and growing here in PA, but spending a short afternoon with these girls renewed a part of me that hadn't gotten a lot of attention in a while.  Our conversation drifted from boys to racial stigmas to life in our parent's homes.  We grabbed lunch and a cupcake, took a tour of Reading, and ended up at my house drinking tea and reflecting on all the ways the Gordon community changed and molded us and our world views.   
In a lot of ways, it was the perfect afternoon.

7 comments:

  1. in some strange way, these photos and your description gave me a glimpse of heaven-to be fully known in a place of true refuge...just wish i could have glimpsed it in person! :) love you bets.

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  2. love these photos. it's nice to have wonderful,loyal friends.:)

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  3. What an amazing surprise! Your day sounded just perfect :)

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  5. Thanks for your sweet comment! Lovely photos, looks like you had fun :)

    Bisous, Sara

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  6. I love these pictures! The day sounded perfect! Now following!! :]

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