Today I have two very special events to share about two very special people.
Incase you were unaware, like me, today is the day that most people who were born on a leap year celebrate his or her birthdays. I am not good with math at all, but I do really feel for those born on this day. Today, one of my great friends, April was born, and technically today she is 4 and 3/4 years old. Isn't that crazy? But no matter what, the import thing to learn about this is how thankful I am for April. I remember coming TCU for Orientation, very unsure about a lot of things. In my orientation group I saw this girl who was pretty and just an all around great person. I didn't really know her, but just meeting her, I knew I wanted to be her friend. When April asked me if I was wearing vineyard vines, I knew it was going to be the start of a great friendship. Fast forward almost a year later and I can't imagine freshman year without my friend. We learned about every play on Broadway together, she taught me how to properly avoid pedestrians, she opened her room to me when every I needed it, she was a shoulder to cry, she is my partner in crime, she is the reason I love Chi O, she is sassy, but aren't we all, and she is such a great blessing to me. She is another person who I feel like God placed in my life for a reason. We may not see each other as much this semester, but I am happy knowing she will always be my friend. Thanks for everything April! I would not have made it through first semester without you. I am glad we share the same family and I am glad you are my friend/sister. I can't wait for more memories and more you telling me how to drive. Happy Day of Birth friend!
Second, today was Miss OBU at Ouachita Baptist University. I had ever intention of being there, but when the snow was predicted, I knew that was not going to happen. I was honestly so sad because
1. I kind of miss the pageant scene and all the pageant people.
2. Someone very special to me gave her crown tonight
I remember around year ago when I was anxiously waiting to hear that Abby Lindsey had been crowned the new Miss OBU! When I heard, I was SO excited. I knew it was something that Abby so badly wanted and I was so glad she could begin her journey as Miss OBU. I can't believe hoe quickly the year has come, so I know she must be in shock. I want to thank you Abby for allowing me to support and love you. I have loved seeing your journey as Miss OBU, more than you know. I hated so badly that I could not be there tonight, but I did hear the farewell and I loved it. My favorite part was about the "almonds" because that is literally all you ate in Disney last spring. Made me LOL. I also heard I made the slide show.. you the real MVP for that. It will be hard seeing you without the crown and sash for a while, but I know you are taking the time to do what is right for you. I can't wait to still be on your fan team, if and when the time is right. From car rides stuck in traffic looking for goods you could eat at gas stations 1 week before Miss Arkansas to your FAB red dress at state... I have loved everything about you, Miss OBU. Thanks for always supporting me and loving me, even though I didn't end up at OBU. That makes me extra thankful for you! I could write about how special you are for days, but we both know we don't have time for that. Just know I am thankful for you long after the crown is put up. Thanks loving me, singing like an angel, and being my friend. I love you my Miss OBU!
Obviously today I am thankful for these two special people and the impact they have on me. God, thank you.
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!