Happy 30th birthday to best friend of 11 years, @julialostandfound! 🎉 Sappy friendship tribute in 3, 2, 1...
I met this hippie chick, then Julia McCabe, that drove a yellow beetle in 2006. She had a love for Jesus that was so contagious and shared his love with others so effortlessly. It just flowed from her - it was a lifestyle. Her empathy and compassion towards others, especially the homeless and those commonly overlooked, inspired me and I knew I wanted to be this girl's friend! (No wonder she is a nurse today - and a hospice nurse at that. At one point she almost applied to midwifery school to work amongst impoverished women in the Philippines.)
We started hanging out and she was there through the entire duration of mine and Daniel's awkwardly romantic high school relationship. Over the course of 11 years, she has become my confidant. We have walked through hardship and heartache together, stood up in each other's weddings, lived in different states, birthed babies, and now are journeying through motherhood. It's so crazy how much life has changed, and changed us - yet our bond has remained strong and gets stronger with each passing year. And that is a blessing I am truly grateful for! I wish every woman a friend like the one she's been to me.
Happy birthday, Jewels. 💕 You are one of the strongest, kindest, coolest, most loving humans I know. Celebrating you today!