we think we have chosen our peers. In reality a few years' difference in the dates of our births, a few more miles between certain houses, the choice of one university instead of another...the accident of a topic being raised or not raised at a first meeting--any of these chances might have kept us apart.
for a Christian,
A secret master of ceremonies has been at work.
Christ, who said to the disciples,
"Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you,"
can truly say to every group of Christian friends, "Ye have not chosen one another but I have chosen you for one another." The friendship is not a reward for our discriminating and good taste in finding one another out.
It is the instrument by which God reveals to each of us the beauties of others.”
― C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves
|I would NOT have survived my first year on Guam without Sam|
|These two ladies started my running obsession;|
little did they know......
|My first EVER race - the Perimeter Relay - April 2011|
|Was SO nervous about my baby's first school change -|
he had been in the same school for kinder-2nd
God blessed him with THE BEST teacher EV-AH!
|What kind I say about the BEST Boonie Stomper on this island..|
Thanks for showing me parts of Guam that I would have never
seen without your friendship Barbara!
Thank you God for the amazing women that you placed on Guam while I was here.
Thank you for their spirits,
I also thank you for their weaknesses,
It makes them REAL
Our amazing wardroom....
We spent many great times with these people
|OH MY GOODNESS...this lady|
so much more than just the "Peacher's Wife"
Love you Terri!
|and Vathleen and Sue....|
I don't even know where to start to explain my running buddies....
|this girl.... never a dull moment :)|
|Perimeter Relay team 2012 - my one year anniversary of running!|
|This is Jaime|
I think the most amazing athlete I have ever known personally
She continued to push me to get better and go ALL OUT
to be one TOUGH COOKIE.
love you jams!
|Anita - knew her hubby as a single guy - and so loved spending so many|
holidays and birthdays with this, now, family of 4
|Jingle Bell 5k -December 2012|
Seriously, these are STRONG, AMAZING, ENCOURAGING women...
I have enjoyed every 5K, 10K - training run - all of it with these ladies
|Guam International 1/2|
|Amanda - te amo mucho mi amiga|
you always encourage me!
|THE BEAST - 60 mile relay|
|my smoking hot mother of 5 friend...|
She is so talented in so many ways
she swims, she runs,
she sings, she home schools....
|The chic moved into my friend Anita's house -|
I didn't want to like her, but she too amazing not to love!
And good grief - she's fast!
|My praise team buddies at Bayview Church|
Love these ladies too!
|My bestie - |
even in my dreams I can't keep up with her!
|Don't come to Guam as military and just hang out with the military -|
cause you will miss out on some great friends
LOVE ME SOME LOCAL GALS!!!
thanks for sharing your island with me friends!!!
|Sole Sisters - Cross Island 10 miler - January 2013|
|Lockwood Crossfit - May 2013|
|And now that I have cried for 30 minutes putting these photos together....|
One more shout out to 9 of the most amazing runners on this island
|Girls Gotta Run Perimeter Relay team - 10 strong - April 2013|