Missin' Miss Lys

9:17 PM

Alyssa is one of my best friends of all time. We met when we were roommates in Jerusalem, but it wasn't until the following year that we really became BFFS. We lived next door to each other and had sleepovers multiple times a week. (Sometimes on purpose, sometimes because I got locked out of my apartment...unfortunately I didn't learn from this mistake the first time so this happened more than I'm willing to admit...)

Alyssa is one of the most selfless people I know. She is one of those friends that really makes me want to be a better person when I'm around her. For the last 16 months she has been selflessly serving as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in The Philippines, and reading her emails each week make me SO happy because I can tell that SHE is so happy. In March of last year I was able to surprise her by driving out to California for her farewell address and popping out of a cardboard box on her front porch. It was one of the top 10 best moments of my life. (It was on that trip that these beach pictures were taken.)

Alyssa finally gets back from her mission next month, and I'm SO EXCITED to be able to pick up where we left off with our constant texting (with wayyy too many emojis) and hours spent talking and laughing. Even though I have to admit I haven't been the most faithful pen pal this past year and a half -I'm so grateful to have this girl as my best friend.
And Lys, if you ever read this - HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! 
I love ya!

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  1. I love this! I have missed her so much too and can't wait for her to come home!!! :)