Friday, April 8, 2011

Once in a lifetime

There are times when we reflect on our lives and we can see just how much God has blessed us and provided for us. During those times of reflection you can come to see how God has blessed you through others. He has blessed me through my family and husband of course but usually He'll throw in a friend like no other. A friend that understands you. Someone who lifts you up and know when you are having a hard time staying afloat. That is my friend Emily.

Emily is a gem. I love her dearly. We met on our missions and the moment we met we knew we were friends and had the same life but were somehow separated at birth. Since then there have been numerous experiences where I have felt an overwhelming amount of gratitude for the blessing of Emily in my life. Recently I've been having a hard time adjusting to a new place and a new job and a new lifestyle. It hasn't been an easy transition on me. This past weekend I spent time with Emily and it was as it always is. Joyful. Uplifting. Hilarious. And exactly what I needed. Emily is one of those once in a lifetime friends that will be your friend for a long time. We were meant to be friends and God knew that. I am so grateful and so blessed.

I do have other wonderful friends as well and more people than I can mention that have had such a great and profound impact on my life. Here are some of them:

Me & Robyn: Another once in a lifetime

My Family

Jackie & I

Josh and Govanni (Not picture: Irma)

Now of course there are so many more that have forever impacted my life. To those mentioned and those not mentioned, thank you for being a blessing in my life.


  1. you are precious. and a once in a lifetime for me, as well! i call people like you my eternal friends... like tender josh and giovani. LOVE THEM. and you. :D

  2. Awww, Laura I feel exactly the same way about you. You've always been there for me, thank you so much.