Have you ever hidden in someones closet? Like behind the clothes. I asked myself this question today when I was hiding in Lauren Dunklin's closet. I was thinking that there aren't very many reasons why you would hide in someones closet. I mean that's just weird, but when it's to pull a surprise on someone I believe that it's totally acceptable! Today my sweet friend Hillary Dunklin finished her job working at Heartlight Ministries in Longview, Texas. It was only fitting that we hide in the closet to pull a surprise welcome home party!!! The reaction Hillary had was actually to die for. I think we may have scared her just a little bit, but man are we happy to have her back in our reach.
I have to brag on Hill!! God opened the door to Heartlight at last minute for Hillary and she walked right through that door and made the most of every single day. Which is what I believe they needed. Heartlight offers help and hope to teens and parents who are in a broken world. They have a boarding school and Hillary has been living there and helping the girls for the past year. That is so amazing. I don't know because I wasn't there, but I do know they needed someone like Hillary. She is a light and a light is always needed, especially to those who are broken. I can't even begin to imagine the impact Hillary had at this place. I mean at times this job was probably not what Hillary expected, but I know she learned and I know she made a difference. She used a great gift God gave her. For that I want to congratulate her! Doing something like that takes a special person with a special heart. That is why God opened that door for her. Hillary listened to Him. She followed the path He had in store for her. I think it is so cool to go where God calls. Congratulations on a wonderful year of doing God's work. I am so so proud of you!! Your mark at Heartlight and on me will always be a blessing. Many people are thankful for you!
I would also like to point out that Hill is moving back to Dallas for the next two years at least and that means she will be less than an hour away from me!! I can't wait to send time with her in the great state of Texas. I am so thankful God is leading her back my way. I was really starting to miss her!
Also, yes I got an amazing camera for my birthday and I can't wait to take cool pics and share with you!! Another reason why birthdays are great!
So I hope the surprise was worth it. That's the one time and one person I would hide in the back of a closet for. We love you Hill and we are so so proud of the work you have done and will continue to do. I am so thankful for you and the example you set for us all. Follow where God leads...He won't steer you wrong!
Southern and Thankful
Blessed is an understatement when it comes to my life. Each and every day I am amazed by God's steadfast love. In return, I have claimed this space to show my thanks and whatever else comes along the way. A recent graduate from Texas Christian University who loves any creative insta post, all donuts, and dress pants that make you do a double take. I pray God has a grand purpose for me and I plan to get there with a little Southern and a lot of Thanks! Join me!