Sunday, January 6, 2013

a hero of sorts

I had dinner tonight with a very special friend,
my mentor.
I call her kp.
she hates capital letters and snakes.
she loves Jesus, nutella, reading, 
and her girl.

she has shown me unconditional love
when I needed it the most..
even when i didn't want it.

she listens to me
laughs with me
cries for me
and covers me in prayer

the full story of our friendship will come later..

I'd like to share just a few things that I 
about my mentor:

1: her hugs
2: the way she listens
3: she laughs at my jokes
4: she's incredibly smart
5: she makes me feel genuinely loved and accepted

Proverbs 27:17 As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend.


  1. this is my favorite blog post by anyone. ever. :)

  2. she is a special blessing, that sweet kendal. i have read her love for you on her blog for a while now. it's an amazing friendship you two have. beautiful.

    1. Yes it is! I am incredibly blessed to have her in my life!

  3. Ohhhh, Emily, KP's girl. We finally meet.

    This makes me a little teary, and let me tell you I am not the sappy type...tearing up over every little thing. Not me.

    You are beautiful, radiant. You are strong, fierce.

    Thank you for sharing a teeny piece of you here, and encouraging strangers with your determination.

    1. It made me teary to write it..and normally I'm not either!

      Thank you so much! I appreciate your kind words very much!

      More of my story will come later :) stay tuned!

  4. i love her too, that kp. and i adore the glimpses of you we've seen in her blog, because you? (and especially Christ in you?) are downright beautiful.

    1. nic,
      the doll you made me was so sweet. I couldn't understand how someone I didn't even know would take so much time to make me something so cute and thoughtful!
      I love it and all my friends there were jealous!
      from what I know of you, which is that you read kp's blog, and that you made me a doll, and i assume you prayed for me,
      you, my friend, are beautiful as well.

  5. em - nic, from above, made the doll that spring....

    1. ahhhh!!!!!! :D

      everyone in treatment thought that doll was the cutest thing ever, including me :)

      thank you so much!

  6. Hi Emily - It's lovely to meet you here! We {Kendal's "tribe"} have been praying for you for a long time. It makes me so happy to see how beautiful you are and how well you are doing. You are very blessed to have Kendal in your camp - she is such a special person. And you are, too - so excited about the launch of your new blog!

    1. thank you so much for the prayers! I have absolutely no doubts that your prayers helped me get through everything, and I am more than grateful that I have kendal in my life, and that she wrote about me, and that she loves me. thanks for the encouragement!

  7. It's such a joy to meet you here, ((Emily)). You are so beautiful - inside and out. And you're a great writer, too!

    1. thank you so much!
      I am kind of a "reluctant blogger"--kp gave me that title..
      but your kind words mean a lot to me! thank you!!!

  8. check out the strangers post--it's for you guys!