You know those people who you can go years without seeing, and the moment you're together no time has passed? So grateful to have gotten to spend time with sweet, sweet friends (and kids!), people who befriended and adopted a sad, lonely freshman in college and made me feel wanted, seen, loved. Marley and Bech, I will always remember my time at Ole Miss so fondly because of y'all. For all the car rides, game nights, home cooked meals, and kindness, for the example of a godly relationship, for your generosity and sweet spirits. I'll never know why you took a chance on a foreigner (read: non-Mississippian), but I'm so grateful you did. There are people all around us who are looking to be wanted, seen, and loved. They want to feel a part of something-- just like we all do. Don't just be willing to love those people if they come to your door, but let's seek them out. Let's be the kind of people who make everyone feel like family. M&B, I love you all so much, thank you for seeking me out all those years ago. And thank you for not making me take a photo this morning with wet hair. Hopefully this is proof we were together.