A Special Kind of Friend

IMG_7183Well Marshall and I have officially called Texas home for 5 weeks now.  We are almost all the way moved in! Saturday, we’ll slap some pictures on the wall and have our first guest on Monday.

Amanda is like my fun-times friend. Just about any crazy or fun memory I have while living in Atlanta includes Supermanda.

I’m sure you’ve heard of “forking” a neighbor’s yard but have you ever experienced “drive by forking”? The concept is simple. Load up your car with forks sometime after 10 at night. Go into a neighborhood of people you don’t know and place as many forks around a random mailbox as you can. Then jump back into the car and drive off filled with extreme adrenaline. Do this a few times or until you are out of forks.

Yep Amanda and I did that.

And candle races are very popular…somewhere. We raced candles to see which candle would burn the fastest. I believe I won but I can’t be too sure. I think that was the same night that we made a mobile with orange thread and outlet covers.

In addition to all the fun I have with the Mandameister, I have also benefited from her wisdom. My decision to leave Atlanta and move onto the next phase of my journey was inspired by the words of this 20 something kid. (I can say this because I’m close to 30…cant’ believe I just admitted that!) And this isn’t the only time that her words of encouragement has made a difference in my life.

And yet she’s almost a decade younger than me. “Such wisdom for one so young”. Yes that’s Amanda.

I love the scripture passage where Jesus corrects his disciples for turning away the children who just wanted to be near the presence of God.  But Jesus said, “Let the children alone, and do not hinder them from coming to Me; for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” -Matthew 19:14

Wisdom comes in all ages and oftentimes in the most unlikely of places. Don’t dismiss the words of another just because they are not “seasoned”. They may just have the wisdom from God you seek.

Patty Parker

My name is Patty Parker. I write about finding beauty in the every day.

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