In these blog posts, I focus on real and fictional women whose lives exhibit both the elements of Gumption & Grace.
I deeply admire my friend, Eva. I’ve known her since I was 7 years old and we are going on 20 years of friendship (Wow! That makes me feel old..but mostly blessed!).
Growing up, Eva was unapologetically herself.
On the playground, we played “Air Force” when other girls played princess.
She taught me it’s okay to use all the butter when making cookies for friends.
She showed me how to take a stand for what is right, without fear of what is popular.
She is strong and feminine.
Eva has taught me to be brave by speaking truth when others were only saying what people wanted to hear.
She taught me to be loyal when friendships are fickle.
Eva never compromised herself to appease others’ opinions of her.
She taught me to see hurdles as things to be conquered, not feared.
She taught me how to be both a lumberjack and a lady.
But most importantly, her friendship help grow me closer to my Savior.
I would not be the same person today without this precious friend my life.
She is beautiful inside and out.
I want to be her when I grow up 😉