A rock. A safe haven for literally anyone who has ever met her. Wise. Happy. A killer singer. A loyal Queen B fan. Expected to cry once a day.
I met Sara shortly after arriving at LU my freshman year. We were at a bible study that was extremely crowded. I walked in late and had to make my way through a sea of excited freshman girls. As I walked up the stairs to the loft I noticed a girl on the floor and thought to myself
“wow she has the coolest hair of all time and looks like Jennifer Lawrence, I have to be her friend.”
It’s funny how God works because, shortly after that we all broke up into groups and she made her way upstairs where we met for the first time. I didn’t actually hang out with her for about another week but I was instantly drawn to her. To anyone that knows her, I bet you know what I mean when I say she is comfort in a very literal sense. She has a resting peace about her and I honestly don’t even think she tries. We quickly became fast friends and she stuck around for one of the hardest years of my life. I constantly tell her this but, publicly I am going to say, thank you. You have no idea how much you have impacted my life. You have seen me through my worst time but you have also stood extremely close to me in my most beautiful and abundant time and there is something incredible about that.
Thank you for being my biggest fan, for being loosely related to JM so that I could meet him, for allowing me to sleep at your house and for feeding me the best *vegan* food. I am so grateful that I know you and I love you so much.
I think that the most amazing thing about Sara is her love for listening. I think she gets it from her mom (s/o Chrissie). This is something I have seen in her and constantly strive to be better at. Sara can sit and listen to almost anyone talk for hours and she doesn’t interrupt. She lets them say what they need to say, and she intently listens to every word that they say. She then comes from a deep place of feeling and always relays them back to the Lord.
Sara, you are someone who I hope is always in my life. Someone that I can confidently say that I will keep in touch with forever and someone that I can’t wait to have coffee with in NYC every morning. Meet me on my stoop? Lets say… five years? I love you long time. Thank you for your friendship and your loyalty. Thank you for your honesty. Thank you for loving the Lord with every part of your being and for showing me that so that I could learn to do the same. Keep being creative and funny and yourself. You are so loved.