Thankful for all of my sweet friends at our YL senior club. I can’t believe my time as an OHS Young Life leader has come to an end. The cool thing about Young Life is that even though I will not be at club every Monday or have campaigners every Wednesday, I will still have relationships with all of these people.
I am so thankful for Allison, Leland, Eden, (Mary Sybil, Lynley-Love, Emory, Sammi) and the nights we spend having CampAigners together. I am thankful for every boy we gossiped about and every cookie we ate. I am thankful that we got to work through tough situations together. I am thankful that we got to learn from each other. I am thankful for the hours we spent in Mary Sybil’s playroom on the floor. I am thankful for the time we spent around the kitchen table at the Wildflour. I am thankful for my senior girls who graduate high school in just a few days.
I am thankful for my Brittany Woods girls. Thankful that they make me listen to Beyonce way too loud. I’m thankful that they call me their friend no matter how white I am.
I am thankful for my team. They never gave up on me… even when I totally failed at being team leader. I’m thankful that they didn’t ever get mad at me for being late. I’m thankful for their love for high schoolers. I know my kiddos are in good hands even though I will not be in Oxford anymore.
And finally, I am thankful for John Bobo. He has been my friend since YL leader training in 2009— ever since he made an awkward comment to me in the Martin Lobby. I am thankful for his ability to read me like a book and thankful for his listening ear. I am thankful that he is my friend.
I love all of these people and I am so glad that we get to continue our friendships for all eternity.