Incase you were unaware, like me, today is the day that most people who were born on a leap year celebrate his or her birthdays. I am not good with math at all, but I do really feel for those born on this day. Today, one of my great friends, April was born, and technically today she is 4 and 3/4 years old. Isn’t that crazy? But no matter what, the import thing to learn about this is how thankful I am for April. I remember coming TCU for Orientation, very unsure about a lot of things. In my orientation group I saw this girl who was pretty and just an all around great person. I didn’t really know her, but just meeting her, I knew I wanted to be her friend. When April asked me if I was wearing vineyard vines, I knew it was going to be the start of a great friendship. Fast forward almost a year later and I can’t imagine freshman year without my friend. We learned about every play on Broadway together, she taught me how to properly avoid pedestrians, she opened her room to me when every I needed it, she was a shoulder to cry, she is my partner in crime, she is the reason I love Chi O, she is sassy, but aren’t we all, and she is such a great blessing to me. She is another person who I feel like God placed in my life for a reason. We may not see each other as much this semester, but I am happy knowing she will always be my friend. Thanks for everything April! I would not have made it through first semester without you. I am glad we share the same family and I am glad you are my friend/sister. I can’t wait for more memories and more you telling me how to drive. Happy Day of Birth friend!
Second, today was Miss OBU at Ouachita Baptist University. I had ever intention of being there, but when the snow was predicted, I knew that was not going to happen. I was honestly so sad because
1. I kind of miss the pageant scene and all the pageant people.
2. Someone very special to me gave her crown tonight
I remember around year ago when I was anxiously waiting to hear that Abby Lindsey had been crowned the new Miss OBU! When I heard, I was SO excited. I knew it was something that Abby so badly wanted and I was so glad she could begin her journey as Miss OBU. I can’t believe hoe quickly the year has come, so I know she must be in shock. I want to thank you Abby for allowing me to support and love you. I have loved seeing your journey as Miss OBU, more than you know. I hated so badly that I could not be there tonight, but I did hear the farewell and I loved it. My favorite part was about the “almonds” because that is literally all you ate in Disney last spring. Made me LOL. I also heard I made the slide show.. you the real MVP for that. It will be hard seeing you without the crown and sash for a while, but I know you are taking the time to do what is right for you. I can’t wait to still be on your fan team, if and when the time is right. From car rides stuck in traffic looking for goods you could eat at gas stations 1 week before Miss Arkansas to your FAB red dress at state… I have loved everything about you, Miss OBU. Thanks for always supporting me and loving me, even though I didn’t end up at OBU. That makes me extra thankful for you! I could write about how special you are for days, but we both know we don’t have time for that. Just know I am thankful for you long after the crown is put up. Thanks loving me, singing like an angel, and being my friend. I love you my Miss OBU!
Obviously today I am thankful for these two special people and the impact they have on me. God, thank you.
Southern and Thankful