Allow me to start this blog post with a statement of fact:
I have the best friends in the whole wide world.
At approximately 10:30 pm on Wednesday, March 13th, there was a knock at my door. Standing on my doorstep was a troupe of traveling friends who had pulled off the ultimate feat: Surprising Sarah Leader.
After high school, I spent 6 months on a Discipleship Training School at a YWAM base in Northern Ireland. I never in my wildest dreams could have imagined the friendships I would build during those 6 months, and keep for the rest of my life. A group of us had been throwing around the idea of gathering somewhere in the US for St. Patrick’s Day, but because of finances I thought the idea had been put on the shelf for another time. I was WRONG. Ryan and Martha (whom you may recognize from their wedding photos) along with my friend Michelle (who is also a talented photographer) continued to conspire and made the St. Patrick’s Day AWESOMENESS happen… all the way from Ohio and Florida.
Anyyyyyyways. If you hadn’t noticed, there is a new addition to Ryan and Martha’s life. Her name is Cadence Rhiannon… but we call her Cady… or Cady Bug… or Pumpkin Butt…. and things of that nature
There is something so INSANE about growing up, and watching your friends grow up with you. It blows my mind that my friends created something so perfect and precious. Their presence in my life and home left a lingering sweetness that I never want to to go away. Now if I could only move Ohio and California closer together, my life would be complete.