For my sophomore year of college, I transferred from a smaller satellite campus of my university to the main campus. I was assigned to an all girls dorm that was set up in suites, having four bedrooms attached to a living area.
Julie lived in the bedroom next door to me and was a junior that year. Her kind heart and loads of sarcastic humor made us fast friends. She probably doesn't know it, but she was one of the major reasons that I enjoyed living there. Okay, maybe she does.
The following year, Jules and I started working on the school newspaper together. That required lots of
procrastinating and pulling our stories out of thin air at the eleventh hour all nighters to get that very serious piece of journalism published each week.
We laughed a lot. We ate a lot of pizza. We cranked the music and danced in the newspaper office a lot. Did I mention that we laughed?
Right now it would be hilarious to go in my basement and dig up some embarrassing photos of our college years - like the time Julie put on a paper pleated Christmas tree skirt as a real skirt - complete with black high heels.
But it's late and I'm too tired. If I can muster the
mojo chunk of time tomorrow to dive down that rabbit hole, I will.
Jules and I have always had a bond and after I got married we lost touch for a bit (definitely my fault). After catching up at a friends wedding several years ago in Denver (where I got to meet her delightful, hilarious, and perfectly matched husband Jeff), we started sending Christmas cards and occasional emails.
Through that time, I found out that as grown adults, Julie and I share a heart and hurt for orphans. She and Jeff have three beautiful biological children and have taken the leap of faith to apply to adopt a baby boy from Ethiopia.
Visit Julie's blog or go straight to the Go. Seek. Love. website. For each purchase, or simply spreading the word via any social media, you will be entered to win a $20 Amazon gift card.
Did you hear that? NO PURCHASE NECESSARY!!! But once you look at the cute t-shirts, you'll want one.
Let's bring this boy home to his amazing forever family.