Since being back in the states, I've visited so many friends! Being currently jobless has it's advantages ;)
These are four of my very best friends. Isaiah, Natalie, and little Josephine and Madeline. Isaiah and Natalie have been more of an encouragement to me than almost anyone. The way they love each other and the people around them is so inspiring! They lead the youth group at my church back in Raymond and have a heart for those kids. They have loved me dearly, despite the failure of a human I can be, the questions and struggles I may have, and the half-full coffee mugs I have forgotten and left sitting on their counter. I love them so much!
Also, since returning, I have felt so utterly blessed by so many of the people I am surrounded by and who have continued reaching out to me and pursuing friendship. My wonderful friends in York England who continue to pray for me despite being thousands of miles away (and who I'll see soon?!!), those on my travels around Iceland who are always up to hangout and go to cool concerts, the Instagrammers I met at Portland Socality PDX who I explored Portland with, my many lovely friends from UW, and my friends from my hometown who have seen all the phases of my life. I don't know that I've ever felt so loved! Seriously though. I literally have that feeling in my chest as if I'm just about to burst.