Tag Archives: BFFs

Update

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! 

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Overwhelming Joy

13 Jan

In December 2007, I had to take out a private loan to help with college.

I only needed to take out $3,000 but I took out $8,000. I wanted to buy a computer and I’m not sure what else I was planing on doing with the extra $5,000. But, the Lord knew.

He knew that I would need that money to go to South Africa for 2 months in the summer of 2008. He knew that I would travel to South Africa to meet two of my best friends, Hannah and Saige.

I thought that I was going to travel to South Africa and maybe meet my husband. But I am so so so so thankful that I met these two wonderful, Godly women. They speak such truth into my life.

Hannah is one of the most wonderful people who I have ever met. She encourages me so much in my faith. She tells me if I am being stupid. She tells me that it is okay to cry. It is okay to have feelings that may seem ridiculous. She dreams with me. We have only ever spent 10 days since South Africa in the same place. We talk MULTIPLE times a day thanks to amazing technology. She makes my heart so joyful. I love her so stinking much.

Saige is my twin. She is all kinds of random. We can chase dreams. We Facebook stalk. We text each other at hours of the morning that are ungodly and have beautiful conversations. We love to watch stupid videos. We love a good type scream laugh. We have only seen each other 2 times since South Africa but we chat all the time. It is like I never even left America. I am soooooo thankful for her.

In March, I am hoping to finish paying off that loan. It is bittersweet. Where I have come from since taking out that loan to where I am now. Where these relationships have started and where they are now.

Thank you Jesus for letting me take out that extra $5,000. I wouldn’t trade those two girls for the world.

Listen

6 Sep

Last night I was laying in my bed thinking about things.

This weekend my best friend gets married. We have been best friends since we were just days old.

We have spent many years doing life together. From our first crushes, to our first heart breaks, to getting sent to her room because we were being noisy, to getting ready for dances, to graduating high school, going off to college, rooming together in college, to not being friends for a while, to renewing our friendship, crying over many things, to graduating college, to moving away from each other, to me moving to Japan, to her meeting the man of her dreams and falling in love.

I am so incredibly excited for her. This is a day that we have dreamed about since we were 6 years olds.

Then I started thinking about my own life. I started thinking about when will she get to be so excited for me because I will be getting married in just days? What kind of marital wisdom could she give me? Then I started praying.

I prayed that the Lord would help fill this longing in my heart. Then I listened. He said, “Mallory, if you want this to happen, you need to Delight yourself in ME and I WILL give you the desires of you heart. You need to be digging into My Word. I want to be that man for you right now. I am going to prepare you for that.”

It was a great reminder as my heart often feels this way when one of my best friends gets married.

Sometimes I just need reminding. How about you?

Best Friends

25 Aug

This past week has been a whirlwind of crazy.

I got to spend this past week with two of my dearest friends, Hannah and Saige.

They flew into Kansas City to spend a week with me. I feel blessed that they would do that.

We had so many fun times. Some of those great times are: shopping in random stores, painting our fingernails, spooning in bed, laughing at hilarious cat videos, playing with my Japanese nephews, sunning our selves, swimming, riding around in my dads truck and frequenting Sonic.

While they were here I also realized that I am turning into an old lady. Last Friday night Saige decided that she wanted to get her nose pierced and Hannah on a whim decided to get her belly button pierced. I on the other hand just sat there, with my dear friend Melanie, and though of all of the ways that I could use the money that they were spending on their piercings.

It was so much fun having those two here. I feel so blessed to call them some my best friends.

 

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.

Love,
Mallory Eryn

BFF

22 Jul

I know I wrote about this last year, it never gets easier.

15 years ago today, I lost my first best friend, my stepmom Lori.

She was such a wonderful person. She taught me how to tie my shoes and how to ride a bike. I think about her more often now that I live in Japan and ride my bike all the time. I think about if she would be riding with me and we could be going to the store. Or what she would think about me living in Japan. Would she worry about me? Would she think it was wonderful and want to come visit? Would she be proud of me?

The older I get, the more and more I miss her. Even though I have spent most of my life without her in it. It just makes me sad because she is forever etched into my mind as my first best friend.

Today was a day that I wish I could call her on Skype and tell her how my friend and I successfully ordered a pizza and had it delivered to her apartment. Or how Summer Camp is coming up and how I cannot wait to hang out with my kids again. Or how excited I am to go to Australia.

15 years is a long time to be without your first bff.

Lori Ann Flippin, I miss you so much and I cannot wait to see you in heaven one day and praise our Heavenly Father together.

Love,
Mallory

Anticipation

8 Jul

I am so looking forward to the next 2 months of life.

1 month from today I will be leaving Japan to go to Australia. I am soooo excited.

Reasons why I am excited:

* English

* Beach

* Australian accents

* Scuba diving in the Great Barrier Reef

* Rainforest

* Target

* Movies

* Church

It will be a grand time with my dear friend Jessica Wilson.

2 months from today I will be frantically cleaning my apartment because Hannah Ruthie will be visiting me. Holllaa! I am so excited for some BFFness in my life. We will be hanging out in Tokyo and adventuring around Sendai. She will also get to meet my cute children.

This is going to be a great 2 months. I’m sure that I will be blogging a lot these next two months, so get your read on!

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