We had been planning this weekend all summer! Erin Kass was kind enough to open her doors for a few of us East Coast girls to crash at her place for a few days as the summer was coming to a close. Being with my Delight sisters, any one of them, is always so refreshing. Like a breath of fresh air filling my lungs and sustaining me so much more deeply than the shallow breaths I take without them. I wish so much that they all lived closer. But I know God handpicked each one of us-every part of us, our struggles, our passions, our stories, our lives-and brought us together for a reason. The fact that I only see them every so often might just make it that much more special when I do get to hang out with them and pour my heart out to them. Seriously, I’ve never been with a group of people that can feel so connected and so open with each other within minutes after being apart (or not even knowing each other) for months before. It’s truly a special and spiritual connection we all have. A connection that tells someone like Jordan that when I wasn’t planning on coming last minute to pick up the phone at midnight and tell me I HAD to come. And that she would come get me 3 hours away so I could be there. A connection that leaves me rolling out of bed in the middle of the night to switch clothes from the washer to the dryer because two of the girls would be there in the morning to pick me up last minute and drive me down to Virginia Beach to be with everyone. A connection that keeps us all up until 3 in the morning talking about body image and self-esteem and the real definition of beauty. A connection that had me and Meredith holding the deepest of conversations at 6am then jumping in the car and racing to the beach to catch the sunrise. These friendships are such treasures. A taste of the best of what life has to offer: unconditional love and support, selflessness, real, raw, true friendship. I LOVE these girls. I was praying SO hard a year ago for more Christian fellowship in my life and THIS is how God showed up. In the form of these girls and these weekend retreats and nights spent pouring our hearts out and lifting each other up when we’re at our lowest of lows. I have so many things I could say about these girls (and the ones that weren’t able to make it to the beach on this weekend). They’re such gems and I’m so blessed to have them in my life!!!
This beautiful soul. Jordan Brittley you are too amazing for words and I’ll treasure the wisdom you’ve shared with me for the rest of my life.
Megan Becker, your sweet smile is the first thing I see when I think of you. And your laugh. You’re just lovely!!! And you looked incredible in this dress!!
HANNAH JOY. I will never forget how special you made me feel the first time we met. You made me feel like the coolest person in the world and I will love you forever for that!!! I love talking relationship talk with you and all the unique situations that arise with having a firefighter as a boyfriend. You’re one of the few girls I know that can relate to me on this front and I’m so glad to have you in my life!
Emily Sacra, you are hilarious and I think so many people would agree with me. I loved hanging out with you not only at the beach but also last weekend when you second shot a wedding for me! Girl you have such a determined and passionate heart and you work HARD for what you want! You inspire me.
Shara you are wise beyond your years. I am SO sad that you live in Maine because you’re so far away and it makes me sad to live in Virginia with how beautiful your instagrams of the Maine coast always are. I want to come visit you so badly!
Thank you Jordan for these pictures of me! So much fun experimenting with that video light… love these!!! Can’t wait for the next time I get to see you girls!