Do you know what I've done in four years?
About two weeks after my grandfather passed away I began meeting with Someone who has loved me into my destiny. Our relationship began with physical needs being met. Then around this time moved to emotional needs being met. I can now see the way that because she was willing to do those things & through her prayers, The Lord was able to move in closer. It's been a sweet 4 years. With absolute favor over our relationship. We've had lots of random trips. Within these four years she has gotten married. She's changed her name :) I've gone to college. They have moved. I have moved. We've seen progress and prayers fulfilled. I've realized my potential. We've conquered (or almost) our fear of microphones. We've hidden in our blanket caves. We've taken up new hobbies. We've passed along music. We've lived together. We've cried.
So in a way instead of this day marking the death of my grandfather. It marks the beginning of my relationship with a dear friend, Kristin McLendon. It marks the beginning of my race. "Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, bot only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize." So I guess really I've just started running in a way to get a prize. Today I'm thankful for my friend who has listened to the Lord for me. Who has interceded for me. Who has encouraged and believed in me before I knew how to for myself. Who has persevered with me. Today I'm thankful for you Kristin. It's been 4 years.