Lacee and her long time BFF (best friend forever) Kara. These two have been friends since just before they started Kindergarten, ages 4 & 5. They have had classes together some years, and some years not. Kara plays ball, Lacee cheers. They have alot of the same friends, and alot of different friends too. They agree on tons of things, and are polar opposite on some (such as the importance of keeping a tidy bedroom ha!) But throughout the years, through the changes that come with growing up, from elementary to middle and now to high school, these two have remained friends regardless. I don't remember a time they have ever gotten into it, or not been friends.
Through the years they have shared every birthday, every Christmas, spent time together in every season. Yet this month, they shared the most important decisions they will ever make. The decision to be baptized into Christ, to live for Him, and to one day live with Him in Heaven.
We no longer attend the same church together, yet Kara and her mom missed one of their services to join us on Lacee's special day, and we of course did the same for Kara. Us moms and the girls wouldnt have it any other way. What a blessing to know that they will be in Heaven together, too.
I'm sure Kara will be playing ball, Lacee will be cheering for her, then Kara will be cleaning Lacee's room and fussing at her for messing it up in a days time!
God gives us friends to help us through this life, and I am so glad he gave Lacee and Kara to each other!
Ecclesiastes 4:9–12 “Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble. Likewise, two people lying close together can keep each other warm. But how can one be warm alone? A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer." (NLT)
Proverbs 27:17 “As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.” (NIV)
Proverbs 18:24 “A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.” (NIV)
Proverbs 27:9 “The heartfelt counsel of a friend is as sweet as perfume and incense.” (NLT)
Proverbs 18:24 “There are “friends” who destroy each other, but a real friend sticks closer than a brother.” (NLT)
1 John 4:7 “Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.” (NIV)
Hebrews 10:25 “Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.” (NIV)