Thursday, the 19th, I had the privilege to travel down to Leavenworth, WA to spend the weekend with 15 very talented young women and our group leaders, Katie Campbell and Kristin Wall.
On the last night, near tears I tried to explain just what that weekend meant to me, but I couldn't speak.
So I thought, what better way than to write a letter. (:
Dear Katie, Kristin, Emily Wall, Meg, Kenzie, Alora, Kyla, Haley, Claire, Emily Livingston, Morgan, Kristina, Lauren, Charissa, Corrin, Ashley, Izzi,
I had such an amazing time getting to know each and every one of you! I loved watching as you used the talents that God gave you, learning and teaching each other, becoming a community of followers and sisters. I miss each and everyone of you so much!
I entered the retreat feeling completely alone and misunderstood. I had no idea what to expect, or how I would go about living with complete strangers for a whole three days! I don't know how much time I had spent leading up to the retreat just crying. I needed desperately to be understood by someone my own age. I needed a change, and that's what God gave me.
I want to tell you girls that you made me feel understood. You made me feel accepted, and loved. You knew what I meant by 'Depth of Field' and you knew what Lightroom was! I loved sitting at the breakfast table and talking f-stops and D.O.F with you guys. Talking about lighting and reflectors and external flash settings. I believe we all realized how geeky we all are ;) haha I miss it!
I want to let you all know that you guys taught me new ways to look at life. As artists we are all given a kaleidoscope view on life, a way to see the hearts of humanity in a special way. Surrounded by so many artist, I got a chance to look at life through 17+ different lenses. That is an experience I will treasure for ever.
I know that every single one of you were there for a reason, and that reason is becoming clearer and deeper every day! I can't wait till we all sit in the same room again, praising our Lord and Savior, tossing ideas off each other, and eating some more of that yummy home made bread!
Lots of Love,