Congrats to my beautiful friend Ashley who graduates from the UofA Education program today!!! I want to take a moment to celebrate her and gush over how incredible she is. In short, she is one of the most strong and tender women I know and both qualities come from an absolute confidence in Christ’s love for her and for every person she meets. She is ever thinking of ways to encourage those around her and share with this world a glimpse of the peace she has found in Jesus. I am so blessed, as are so many others, to know this girl. You are a light in this life and will be a wherever your career takes you. I am so proud of all the work you have done to achieve this day. Who knows where you will go from here. You have so many inspiring ideas and I can’t wait to see where you are led to be and change some part of this world for the better.
For me, Ashley is my ‘soul-sister.’ We are different people in many ways but our souls seem to follow the same path. This is not just an ‘oh my goodness, we can, like, finish each other’s sentences’ kind of friendship (Ashley is almost too polite to interrupt me when I am talking anyway, haha). Our friendship goes much deeper. It is the kind of friendship that lasts over time and distance, is completely vulnerable and safe, and at the same time, challenging and encouraging. I am a better person for having her in my life and I am increasingly grateful for her commitment to our friendship. I anticipate all that we will share in this life and the next together. Thanks for all your love and care and choosing to be a blessing to this world. You’re the best. Love ya girl.