Wednesday, November 10, 2010

3 Ways Carrie Changed My Life...And Some Random Fun!

1) Carrie invited me to be a “roomie”. If not for our mission trip to Daytona Beach (how did we both end up on an IV mission trip anyway?), I may never have experienced the awesomeness of living with the best roommates ever! My college experience and the entire direction of my life was forever impacted by our prank wars, Crockpot Fridays, girly movies, and - most importantly - the constant love and support I experienced in our time living together.

2) Carrie prayed for me. In college, and even at times still today, Carrie was the person I went to with stress, prayer concerns, or ministry hopes. She was the person I could count on to pray for me and with me, whether I was in a serious crisis, or just in the midst of my own drama! This was especially true during some of our late evening porch talks.

3) Carrie built my faith. I have never met someone more willing to love people exactly as they are, and yet love them way too much not to share with them the truth of the gospel. I am in constant awe of her ability to balance her beliefs with her everyday life, and to love her friends and family enough to be honest with them, even when they don’t agree with her. It challenges me to be more open, loving, and honest in my own everyday life.

Random Fun…

• Quote Boards!
• Love Shack, Baby!
• HVT Young Life Club!
• Margaritas’ Pizza!
• You going to class…me and Kristin on the couch with Rosie!
• Beach Days!
• Boston…and Cranberry Bogs!
• Mimosas for our 21st b-days!
• You girls trying to teach me to like beer!
• Boys…enough said!
• Our Weddings!
• Veronica Mars!
• Pregnancies!
• Our sons playing together!


  1. Ummm...boys? What boys? Like Ethan and Matthew? I'm confused.

  2. Seriously, Bonnie. Thanks for the love. I am so glad we decided to go on that ridiculous trip together... my life will never be the same! Love you girl!