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25 Oct

I know it has been a while since I have written a blog, but sometimes you need to take a break from writing and enjoy life.

Since it has been so long, I have done many great things. I went home to America, I ran my first, and second, 5k, I hung out with my best friends, I laughed a whole lot and I fell in love.

Everyone told me that falling in love was one of the best things that you could ever do. Well, it is. Falling in love with your best friend is so wonderful.

Today is our 2 month anniversary. Many people might think that it is too early to fall in love. But, when you are best friends for a year prior, it is kind of easy to fall in love with that person. It is scary to go from being friends to being boyfriend and girlfriend. We were both kind of nervous about what would happen. But, it is so natural and we know that only with God’s help, is this relationship going to work.

I’ll write more later. But for now I will quote one of my favorite movies…

I’m in love! I’m in love and I don’t care who knows it! 



7 Mar

I have taken a slight break from my blog. I think at times, it is good. We need to invest in peoples lives around us and love them for who they are no matter what they are going through.

I have had some really great conversations with some people that I deeply care about. Conversations about faith, fears, and memories.

My best friend, Hannah, is one of the most amazing people that I have ever known. She encourages me in ways that I didn’t think I needed to be encouraged in. She loves to send letters. I get one almost every month from her. She is amazing.

Today in the mail, I received a letter from her. I hope she doesn’t mind me sharing but I just wanted to show you how amazing her heart is.

Dearest Friend,
By the time you get this, it will have been one year since the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. I wish I could be there with you to remember and mourn, and to celebrate your life. I am so thankful that the Lord protected you on that day and also thankful that he renewed your love and passion for Him. Your love for the Lord has increase so much this year. it is so sweet for me to watch His desires become your desires. it is beautiful. I think about you every day and though life moves on, here and in Japan, I think about March 11, 2011 very often too. I think about how earthquakes are still a common part of your life and how much your life changed. I remember how you trusted in the Lord and how you continue to trust the Lord with all of your heart. I don’t know what the earthquake had to happen, but I know the Lord uses everything for his good– and I have seen that in your life.
You are in Japan for a specific purpose. On the days when that’s hard to remember or when you’re homesick, remember the goodness of the Lord, despite the disaster, that prompted you to stay.
This year I have seen you Delight in the Lord, and I am confident that as you continue to delight in him, he will continue to be faithful and show you the desires of His heart.
I love you so much, dear friend, and I am so very thankful for our friendship. Continue to seek the Lord with all of your heart.
Love always,
Hannah Ruthie

She is my heart sister.

Heart Sister

8 Jul

Here lately, my heart has been missing its sister…

Hannah Ruthie.

Let me tell you a little bit about this amazing woman of God:

I felt like I have known her for forever, but in all reality, it has only been 3 years. We met when we both signed up to go on a mission trip to South Africa for the summer of 2008.

We experienced a lot of that trip. We grew a lot. We learned how to seek God in all circumstances. We grew close towards the end of the summer and always had late night chats in the Love Shack about all of the silly things that were happening.

When we parted ways in the Newark Airport, I knew that our friendship didn’t end there. I knew that we would be talking on Facebook and on Skype.

Our friendship grew stronger and stronger as time went on.

I went out to Washington to stay with her 2 times:

We had many adventures together in lovely Seattle.

Then she came to Missouri to see me:

We had more adventures around Missouri. I took her to Kansas and we went to the Renaissance festival, toured around Independence and ate lots of good food.

Then I moved to Japan. I didn’t know when the next time that I would see her would be. But, I knew that our friendship would just continue to grow. We talked on the computer or wrote each other letters. We talked, cried, prayed and laughed together.

Then, the Lord blessed me and I was in return able to bless Hannah and she came to JAPAN!

Words cannot describe how much I love this lady. I feel like I am able to tell her anything and she will not judge me. If I call her and just want to chat, she will sacrifice sleep to talk to me. When we talk on Skype, hours feel like minutes. We could talk all day long about nothing and I love it. She asks me how my heart is and she truly wants to know how it is. If I want to just be silly and dream, she will do it with me. We can dream up some pretty fantastic things too.

When I think of our friendship, I think of her as my Jonathan.

I think of this verse, “Now it came about when he had finished speaking to Saul, that the soul of Jonathan was knit to the soul of David and Jonathan loved him as himself.” 1 Samuel 18:1

I feel as if our souls are knit together so closely that nothing can break our friendship. We are BFFL (best friends for life).

Dearest Hannah Ruthie,

I love you and I am so thankful that the Lord has brought you into my life. I am encouraged by you daily and I pray that the Lord encourages you as well. I am so thankful that even though we have never experienced life on a day-to-day basis in the same city and we are thousands of miles apart, that our friendship continues to grow.

Mallory Eryn


3 Feb

Last night I opened my last letter.

My best friend, Melissa, wrote me letters for an entire year. I was supposed to open them only on certain days.

Days that were holidays, birthdays, and random days.

It was so awesome to get to get a little piece of love from my best friend every few weeks.

The first letter that I opened was on the plane to Japan on February 2nd, 2010.

My last letter was last night, February 2nd, 2011.

She wrote little bits and pieces of encouragement, bible verses, and funny stories that we share in common.

It was great to have a piece of my best friend here with me in Japan.


21 Sep

I am currently at a loss for words on how marvelous it was to see my best friend for the first time in over a year.

She traveled all the way to Japan to hang out with me in this strange land.

We laughed and talked about our favorite memories together. We made new memories. She made some new friends.

I am so incredibly thankful for Hannah’s friendship. I feel refreshed and my heart feels fuller because of our time together.

I wish I could write about all of the awesome things that we did together, but I am seriously at a loss for words.

Maybe they will appear in a few days.


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