(Posted on 01/22/2012)
I would like to take this opportunity to put a little something out there about my FANTASTIC team, who BY THE WAY helped finish the roof of one of our beautiful cooks, Antonia, in two days. Today was our first free day, and we spent it at a beautiful beach. It was so nice to have a little break, and just spend the day having great conversations and a lot of fun.
Amy – We. Are. The. Same. Person. I know i’ve said it before, but i just need to reiterate it all the time. It’s crazy! I love my beautiful sister.
She is my soul mate, basically. I wish I could explain in words how much she means to me, but i can’t. I may have to express myself in song,
in which case I would start singing “That’s how you know” from the movie “Enchanted”.
Christy – I’m glad someone understands my common “i’m going to cut her” statement.
Also, Christy is the most adorable tiny person I’ve ever met. And she plays the drums.
You basically just can’t lose with this girl! Her sweet spirit is constantly a joy to all.
Naomi – My sad little monkey. My partner in crime. My SkyMall reading pal. I can’t say enough
how much this child amuses me. I wish I had a NayNay Nomes to just carry around in my pocket for the rest of my life.
Lindsey – My sweet southern belle 🙂 This poor girl gets hardly any sleep at night with the rest of us…
but she still smiles and asks politely for us to quiet down. This is the moment where we all take a pause to sigh and wish that we had the patience of Lindsey 🙂
I love love love that she has a verse for every situation in life!
Mossy – Best. Laugh. Ever. You just wish she was your friend. Mossy never fails to bring extreme joy
to everyone she meets. I hope we end up going to school together. The next 4 years of my life would be the best ever.
Allegra – Oh, Allegra and her man tools. This lovely lady has the biggest heart. Big enough for TWO teams!
I love the integrity and wisdom she brings to conversations. Also, her laugh is fantastic.
Shawndell – Talk about fabulous…Shawndell is a riot. She is so incredibly fun and outgoing and creative.
And then she knows when I need chill out time and hair stroking. WHAT. A. BLESSING.
Kacie – I can’t say enough good things about Kacie. She probably wins the funniest person award
for this trip. The combination of her faces, silent laugh, and horrifying geography skills make her into this crazy,
ridiculous, perfectly wonderful human being. Not only that, but that girl has MAD praying skills!
Teani – I am fond of this girl. Of some parts more than others…haha she gets it 🙂 Anyway, it’s hard to
explain how in awe of Teani’s beastliness I am. Also of her extreme selflessness and joy
of sharing with others. So. Beautiful.
Marcus – Well, basically all you have to know about Marcus is that he has a pet ostrich
and he wants to clone it. So then you think, that’s awesome, say no more. But I will.
Marcus is a GRAND friend. He is always making sure all of us sisters are doing ok, and he takes a huge interest in everyone around him.
Josh – I am amazed every day by Josh’s magic tricks. Seriously, so cool. But also,
I am inspired by him and his thirst for learning, whether for the Spanish language or different
parts of the Bible. Also, his Massachusetts accent is awesome.
Ryan – Every time I see Ryan interact with others, I am floored by his boldness.
His heart is so on fire for God, he can’t help but just share his love with everyone around him.
I’m hoping to learn his secret to fearlessness.