the summer after my freshman year i worked as a conference assistant at helaman halls. this was an awesome opportunity that i did not initially greet with open arms or a very good attitude. i remember the very first day when i met my fellow co-workers i just looked around and thought "i have zero desire to be friends with anyone here." (which is just plain horrible.) but there was one girl in particular, jessica, who seemed particularly exuberant. she was so invested in the idea that everyone we worked with were all going to be best friends. i remember the first time that i decided that i would be her friend. i don't remember exactly how this happened, but somehow i ended up asleep on the couch in her room and i was out cold until the next morning. and when she covered me with a blanket and thought it was hilarious that i wouldn't wake up, i knew that we were going to be good friends. and good friends we became. actually, jessica is more than a friend to me, she is more like a sister. sometimes we even like to tell people that we are sisters and they always believe us! i love so many things about jessica, but what i think i love the most about her is that she is her own person. jessica makes up her own mind about everything. if someone tells her "you can't do that." she throws it in their face and proves them wrong. i love that! but even more than being strong-willed, jessica can also be very sweet and gentle. jessica is so intelligent. she will be an excellent doctor, an excellent wife and and excellent mother. probably all at the same time, because she is awesome like that! i love that jessica knows what she wants and she knows what she likes. she is a loyal friend and has so many close friends that she knows all about and cares so much about. today is jessica's 23rd birthday and i just wanted to send this positive post out into the interwebs so that jessica can get some positive karma in return on this day of celebration. i'm so glad that she was born and i'm even more glad that i have had the opportunity to know her and to be her friend. she's such a gem!
and now a photo montage of me and my beautiful friend:
|bowling that fated summer that we met|
|she & him concert in the park last summer|
|jillayne's wedding reception|
|harry potter at midnight!|
|jessica's golden birthday last year|