Saturday, April 12, 2008

See What God Has Done-the Guys

I can't forget the boys in all this reminiscing.

Meet Dawson-a crazy, creative, hilarious guy who now lives in China. He moved to my city our junior year in high school. He taught me the beauty of being vulnerable and of persevering, and blessed me with his laugh and insight.

And there's Ben (pronounced "Bin"), aka Benfriend. We were together so much from the beginning of college on people thought we were a couple. But he was not my boyfriend, he was my Benfriend. He actually dated my best friend the first several weeks of college, they broke up, he vented to me, and we've been best friends ever since. There is no telling the amount of hours I have spent listening to him play his guitar or that we've spent listening to each other ramble on about life, philosophy, relationships, etc.

Nathan: a pillar of strength, a ready source of encouragement, and the keen ability to call at just the right time. He's committed to serve the Lord no matter where it takes him. So far that has included deep Mississippi, Nashville, inner city Little Rock, Mozambique, Kenya, and in the near future-Angola.

And last but not least, I'll mention Kent. A people person with a strong sense of commitment, a desire to help others, and the ability to show grace.

The crazy thing is it that I'm just scraping the tip of the iceberg when it comes to mentioning people who've had a significant impact on me. There are so many others, from elderly mentors to family to people I'm just now getting the privilege to know. I've truly been blessed.


kentbrantly said...

es una bendicion conocerte y servir contigo, hermana.

Bob said...
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Bob said...

These are pretty amazing lists. They look like great people to know.

God has knack for sending us the right people. I don't know what I would do without my close friends.