things to cherish, like dinner with alexis, savannah, and mikayla, showing snapchats and shouting across the caf at nik doll.
things to cherish, like going to becca's room, laughing with her about her valentine's gift for sam of justin weber's laugh recorded. and talking about her wedding and about things we're thinking and things we're learning. becca living with molly, only two dorms away.
things to cherish, like walking back to my room and seeing ethan and rachael in the towers lounge on my way and ethan really wanting to do a jam session in the practice room. rachael and i pretending we know how to drum on overturned cardboard boxes and all of us singing really loud, not caring if anyone and everyone could hear.
things to cherish, like afton and i walking down a floor to visit zach and aaron, our buddies, and listening to silly ocean sounds on spotify, talking about all of the "decorations" they've stolen.
things to cherish, like telling becca between classes that i could really go for a doughnut with pink sprinkles in honor of my favorite day, and justin tossing us his car keys so we could make it happen, skipping class, because um, hello, doughnuts.
things to cherish, like dreaming with syd about the places we'll go and the things we'll do in life over cups of coffee. hearing how she's so in love.
things to cherish, like afton and i starting sunday caf homework night and bringing stuff to work on to the caf because we want to make it cool to do homework there, and all the friends who joined, even just staying in the caf extra long to hang out with us (luke suggested we start #HWatHT... homework at hilltop)...we'll get that trending soon.
things to cherish, like all of my very favorite people, living in the same city. this will never happen again! i never want to look at this time of my life and think i could have done it better, could have embraced it harder. guys, it's amazing what happens when you're looking for beauty in everyday happenings! i want to challenge you to do that today! make a habit of it. these days, this life, it's all so very precious. so precious. the next person you run into, the next friend you hug, the next adventure you go on, the next class you skip, the next person you walk up the hill with.. thank the LORD, the mighty good Giver.
and one day, i won’t be living a floor away from zach and aaron, and i won’t be roommates with afton, and justin won’t be around to toss his keys to two doughnut-craving friends. becca won’t be talking to me about her wedding invitations, because she won't be two dorms away, and because one day, the cake will have been cut and the knot tied. the faces i see every day will be different than the ones i see now. so for now, i decided i’m going to suck all the sweetness i can out of every single day. and that will be my life.