Why do I want to write about road trips today, you ask? Easy! Because I'm taking one on Friday to visit some wonderful friends of mine in Birmingham, Alabama! :] Brynn and Clint, this one's for you.
My epic friendship with Clint and Brynn started four years ago, when Clint and I were freshman at TFC. I remember meeting him during a game of Ultimate Frisbee and thinking that he had weird hair. He didn't remember meeting me at all, haha! It took a while (like 6 months), but we eventually met again and became fast friends. We ended our freshman year and kept in contact throughout the whole summer. Towards the end of the summer, he started dating a girl from Alabama that he'd never told me about. Shock abounded! Yes, I was miffed at Clint, but then I met Brynn (said girl he never told me about). She and I had an awkward first meeting (she was staying with me while she visited Clint at school), but by our second or third hour together, we knew we were on to something special.
Brynn and I are now super close friends. We always tease Clint that the only reason God made Clint and me friends was so Brynn and I could meet one day. This past summer I was honored to be one of the bridesmaids in their wedding. It was a wonderful day and I was so happy to see dear friends of mine making this beautiful commitment to each other.
Hence, the road trip. Birmingham is starting to be like a second home to me. I know if Brynn had her way, it would be my first home (for now we'll settle for a visit every few months). I've gotten to be close with many people in Birmingham, and they are all important to me. On my good things list, this trip to Birmingham ranks very close to #1.
This post is dedicated to these two lovely friends. :]