(She and I pictured here with the Pres and first lady of CCCI)Memories with you: Insane road trip to NC including a breakdown, scary hitchhiker, PF Changs with Michelle; roommates at Christmas Conference; Student Leadership Conferences; Staff Training roomies; meeting Ben Meredith; barely making it to your wedding; double date in Charleston when y'all came to visit; you barely making it to my wedding; visiting you with Little Ben and Shannon in Asheville! And hopefully many more to come!
Emily Kimbrough!(Who Matty always refers to as "blonde Emily", pictured her in Uz with me, March 2006) :)Memories with you: Meeting you for the first time after speaking at FBC; coffee dates and praying with you; walking the bridge; heartbreak tears; bachelorette party; wedding stuff; you and Mom's trip to Uz; answered prayers; missions; Kaminsky's with Celeste, Ginger and Amber; La Hacienda with you and Celeste. And hopefully many more to come!
Shakhnoza might never read this, but here's a tribute to my favorite Uzbek language teacher! You are so very special to me, and I continue to pray for you and your family. Thank you for being so kind and patient with all of us foreigners who you taught Uzbek to. We miss you!
And whatever it is that happens 9 months before February 10th must be very fertile. I know a total of 7 people (off the top of my head and with the help of Facebook) with this birthday. Crazy!
Here's hoping that all of my friends who are about to pop might join the "February 10th Club"! Melissa and Jen, I'm thinking especially of you! :)