I over-thought this one trying to be clever.
If you’re ever in the market for someone to draw your family portrait,
you might want to ask one of these people:
It won’t hurt my feelings. Really.
This one was tough! I have a high school best friend, a college best friend, a Denver best friend, a writing best friend, an overseas best friend, and the list goes on and on for every area of my life. We girls tend to categorize our friendships. It goes way beyond the terms acquaintance, friend, and best friend. So how did I decide who has that coveted role as my very bestest best friend? It wasn’t as easy as some might think.
Who do I tell my secrets to? Who do I run to first when I have celebratory news or my heart is hurting? Who knows all of my favorite things? Who gets to tease me about personal stuff that would be embarrassing for anyone else to know about me? Who has my back 24/7/365 no matter what kind of mood I’m in? There’s only one person. I don’t think I did him justice, but yes, Benny is my best friend, and it has nothing to do with being married to him.
Go check out the blogs of my friends who are taking the challenge with me:
Don at Expatriatism
Zoe at Welcome to Zoe’s World
Max at The Hero Chronicles
Freebie at Free To Be Too Much
Girl at GirlyGeeky
3 boys. 1 girl. 2 parents. 1 dog. 1 snake.
That’s who lives at the Nowell house these days. One very big happy family. I know 6 people doesn’t sound like a lot, but our family extends further than those who live under our roof, although that number increased this month too.
This is Mat. He’s the newest member of the honorary Nowell family, and he lives with us. Mat is witty, goofy, and proficient at X-box. We’ve all enjoyed having him here even though he brought his snake with him. I’m kidding. He has blended right in, which was our prayer. Yay God!
We have family from all parts of our life: Blood relatives, old church friends, former youth group kids who are now adults, summer interns, supporters of our ministry, people who’ve mentored us and spoken life over us, people we mentor, street friends and those who aren’t homeless anymore, friends we’ve met online and will someday meet face to face, current church friends, neighbors, former co-workers, camp friends, college friends, the list goes on.
I love my family.