At the end of my late teens and early twenties I had a tumblr blog and on that blog I connected with someone through a #JW related post.
Her name was Chelsea.
We quickly befriended each other and hit it off.
Now I know that people on social media can sometimes live double lives so I made sure I took my time getting to know her.
Over time we exchanged numbers and would text each other from time to time and soon after that, we became pen-pals.
As time went on we talked more and more and eventually made plans to visit each other to meet in person.
Chelsea is from New York and I am from Texas so visiting would involve serious planning.
We finally brought those plans to life this year.
I had been preparing for her visit for weeks!
From grocery shopping, to deep cleaning, trying to make every detail perfect.
After four years of talking and getting to know each other, we finally met.
These pictures could never show the amount of love and laughter we shared together during her visit.
Not only did we encourage and build one another up, but her visit taught me a very important reminder:
It taught me to humble myself and to be patient with others even more so than I try now.
We are now planning her next visit and praying that Jehovah will continue to bless us and our friendship now and in the future.