The women who have changed my life — and how you can change someone else’s life too.
I’m gonna set the stage for you: Imagine 8th grade Julia.
(Oh gosh, had to go deep in the Facebook archives for this photo… you are welcome.)
So this 8th grader is at a church retreat and she “falls in love” with one of the church staff. (No, this is not real love, but to an 8th grader this is a HUGE DEAL.) She finds out that this leader has a very serious girlfriend…and SHE IS CRUSHED.
Another leader on the trip — a sophmore in high school — comes and listens to her, sits with her as she cries, and then makes her laugh when she thinks she will never laugh again.
That started much more than a friendship; it also sparked a love for getting to know women who are a few steps ahead of me in life.
Role Models and Mentors are some of the greatest gifts that God has placed on the earth — although, granted a very different type of gift than donuts or coffee.