So, today was one of the saddest days of my life. Not even gonna lie. I don't even know where to start. The Cantrell family is leaving for Africa...for a year. For those of you that don't know them, they are a family in our church. But they are more than this to me. This is my family. I have known them since I grew up in the youth group and have always been close to them...but even more so now that I am an adult. My emotions have been and are very mixed. I am sooo incredibly happy and excited for them and completely sad all at the same time. I am estatic for them because I know they are completely in God's will and I know that great things are going to come out of this! I can't wait to hear all of the stories and things that God is doing over in Africa while they are there. I am going to miss them sooo much. I don't know what I'm going to do. We were always together, always doing something.
Ken and Gin: Where do I begin? You guys have seen me at my worst and at my best. You have seen me in the lowest of the lowest of valleys and you encouraged me. You have watched me grow in Him and doing things my dreams never imagined. You have always been there for me. Thank you for your love, your support, your prayers, and your friendship. Ken, you've always called me your other daughter. Gin, sometimes we have a mother day and sometimes daughter days. lol
Jonathon: *Sigh* My brother and best friend. What am I going to do without you? Who am I going to cruise the city with listening to Michael Buble and a little jazz mix? Walk in the park, heart to heart talks on the front porch, going to church, praying in the altar, taking stupid crazy pictures...lol The list can go on forever. I feel like I should be going with you guys because it doesn't seem right that we have to all be apart for so long. I know I could tell you anything and no matter what it is, you would always be there for me.
Jen: We have been friends since we were like 12. I know we haven't been able to do as much together over the last couple of years...but I love you just the same. You are always so sweet and always want to have fun! I love having heart to heart talks with you. Who am I gonna bring in the New Year with? lol
So, now that I am completely sobbing, I need to go grab a kleenex. lol I know the year will go by quick...I just want you guys to know that I love you soooo much!!!! And I miss you already...trying to remind myself its only a year....its not forever!!!! And can't wait to hear what God is doing in the good ole Safari land! Have fun with your family this week and I'll see you as soon as we get back from General Conference. I miss you already!
PS...Pictures to come...