Thursday, December 25

essay of a friend - part one

i am beginning a new series of blogging, entitled "essay of a friend." i have often thought of how i wanted to introduce my friends by describing at least part of what i see as the essence of them. i am going to start with my roommate.

this is my super-cool roommate stacy, also affectionately known as stace-face. this particular picture was taken over thanksgiving break at my house. we broke out the guns and had a little backwoods fun, and this is the result: her awesome bulls eye. as you can see, she is pretty excited.

stacy is one of those people that you can't help but love. joy shines from her like a beacon whenever she sees you. she is gracious and kind and generous. countless times i have come back to the room and she has straightened up all the ridiculous mess that is my side of the room, and cleaned off everything, organizing is cathartic for her. she is so generous with everything she has, sharing her drinkable campbell's soup, buying me panera/food, sharing her blink money. there is not a selfish bone in her body. everyone is always borrowing her dvds without her even blinking an eye. often she puts off sleep, homework, time to herself to comfort her friends who are in need or who need to talk. she is so selfless.

stacy is such a joy to live with, and such an example for me. her patience is something to learn from and her excitement about the little things makes my days brighter.

i love my roommate. i have never had another roommate quite like her and i am so thankful i got to experience her friendship before my covenant experience was over.

thank you stacy, for being amazing, for seeking God, for being an example, and for caring about me.

i love you!


stace-face said...


I don't even know how to respond to that. I've never had something like that written about me before.

Jill. Living with you has been the greatest experience and I am so grateful for our friendship. You are an amazing friend and roommate and I can't thank you enough for everything you've done for me.

I love you.

Taryn Lamp said...

you very much pinned her. stacy is indeed a treasure.

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