Have you discovered what the best part of friendship is yet? I have! It is being able to meet a need for a friend. It is giving the gift of your time, compassion, service and care simply because you love someone so much!
My friend Susan is a perfect example of true friendship. She falls under the category I like to call “Need Meeter”. She senses the needs of others. But what sets her apart is that she then does something to meet those needs. She is always checking in on me, asking what she can do for me. She leaves delicious Honeycrisp apples on my doorstep because she knows I love them and have been going through a rough time. She comes to watch my kids – MY kids – at their sporting events. She lets me ramble on and on about nothing because I like to talk and she listens so intently. Just because she is wonderful that way.
A few weeks an idea popped into my head of how I could meet a need of hers and I got excited because I always feel like I am on the receiving end of her love and attention but never the opposite!
Her beautiful daughter, Christina, is leaving for to serve a mission for our church next week. I thought it might be fun to capture some pre-mission pictures for Susan and Christina. I set about pinning photo ideas and Sunday morning we headed out to yet another perfect Virginia photographic location to snap a few shots on what turned out to be the most beautiful Fall day.
I will never get tired of old barns and their crazy awesome wood.
Or grassy fields lined with trees and fences! (That’s my kids’ cross country course, btw)
Christina is going to be an amazing missionary! She’s got the feistiness of an Italian and the sweetness of a daughter of God rolled into one. I can’t wait to watch her grow as she shares God’s love with the people of Nevada.
What a treat to spend the morning with Susan and Christina! Hannie B. came along as my assistant. We are a good team. Go meet a friend’s need today – it will feel GREAT!