Monday, September 22, 2014

A positive role model

 This morning I had a wonderful visit with my good friend Abriel over coffee and breakfast. We laughed and encouraged each other. She is full of the Joy for the Lord and I am so blessed to have her in my life. 

I adore all of my girlfriends!

They rock!

I follow Mandy Young on Instagram. She's so encouraging and a beautiful person in & out. I don't of course know her personally, but she would be an awesome girlfriend to have! She is a bright light for the Lord as well. 

I had to snap shot her post from the other day. I loved it!

{Be the Person you needed when you were younger}

Amen to that! 

I want to live my life where I can be of encouragement to someone younger.

Kids need it...

Teenagers need it...

They all need it...

I know I did.

I had some awesome girlfriends growing up as well as some positive adult role models. 

The day I got my driver's license I left home in a car my Dad had just fixed up. My parents didn't really want me to go but I wanted to hang out with some friends so bad.  Not even a mile from my house I slid through a stop sign (the roads were a bit slick with rain) and totaled my car and another driver's car. The air bag went off, I was crying and so mad at myself. I remember the cops coming and feeling so sad to tell my parents. I still think back to that horrific day and remember my parents showing me such love and grace. They didn't have to but they did. I also remember them telling me how grateful they were that I was safe and that God had protected me. He really did. My parents have been so good to me all of my life and still are!!

I remember babysitting at this one sweet family's house. I knew that when I grew up I wanted to be the same kind of Mommy with the same kind of values as she was. She seemed to have it all together and I loved it. I love that I noticed she wrote sweet notes to her husband in various places. She was a fantastic Christian role model. She impacted my life in a big way. 

One of my good friend's Mom was amazing, too. She really truly cared about me and some of the poor choices I had made. It almost brings tears to my eyes now looking back when she spoke to me about my choices. The truth and love she spoke to me made a huge difference. She was a wise woman of God and to this day I am grateful for her. 

God is so good and I am thankful he brought so many different role models into my life. 

It brought me to the place I am now. 

I'm forever grateful.

Who has impacted your life in a big way?

Jamie :)

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