I have the best roommates ever.
Together, we laugh. we cry. we stay up late. we tell jokes. we share secrets.
They are my friends, good friends, and friendship is a necessary blessing.
It’s been a long semester. As a senior, I’ve encountered greater amounts of stress than I have in previous years. What I mean is there are a lot more fears, worries, and doubts I have about who I am and where I am going in my life. I graduate in May. It’s crazy to think about. I am ready in many respects, but also very scared. I believe God has some great things in store in the years to come, but then again I know He wants my attention now, in the present moment.
The other day this hit me pretty hard. I found myself so worried about my future, so focused on what’s to come, that I was missing things happening right before my eyes, the little blessings. My roommates happened to recognize that something was bothering me–that I was distracted by my future–and in one simple gift, one rather unhealthy treat (cupcakes), they reminded me that “My meditation of him shall be sweet: I will be glad in the LORD” (Psalm 104:34).
As a glutton for sugar, I dove right in. I thanked my wonderful roommates for feeding my sweet tooth, but most of all for simply being there for me especially in my imperfection and in my distress. They have this incredible spirit about them that is infectious. Their joy brings me joy. Their smiles light up the room. Their laughter echoes in those they surround. They are girls with passionate hearts for Jesus and friends that I am so grateful to call my roommates.