You know you're in good company when 4 people can share a tent for 18 days and come out better friends on the other side. It would be impossible to spend so much time together and not learn from each other. .
I learned that Gracie never sleeps in socks, gets sassy at bedtime and has the most joyful spirit of anyone you'll meet. .
Katie is easily scared, not a leprechaun, and approaches each new challenge with a laugh and powerful fearlessness. .
And then there's sweet Jamie. She can do a standing back flip, is eager to teach and learn, and speaks about Jesus like he is an old friend. .
These girls loved me through messy hair, smelly clothes, campfire ramen, endless card games, long hikes, late nights and lots of laughter. I'm going to miss their effortless joy for life and the way they snore in unison. Love you long time.