there is a girl, a gorgeous girl, who the first time i saw her in an alcohol awareness discussion group at the beginning of the semester i thought was a partier, a sorority girl, not so nice. when she said she didn’t drink, i believed her about 90%.
then she showed up again at one of my board meetings, she was one of the executive members as was i. i was a little surprised to recognize her there, and she was pretty cool. nice to me. and still so dang pretty.
then she let me try a sip of her smoothie before another meeting. on the night of the conclusion of my food drive, she came down from her room to help me. we emptied hot water from its container cup by cup. she helped as much as she could.
then she told us her mom is deaf and how it’s so hard sometimes. how she can only text her when she’s away at school because calling and skyping is near impossible. and sometimes she just doesn’t even have the patience to try to talk to her.
then the other night at an ugly sweater party we hosted for our residence halls we were cutting paper snowflakes together and talking about make up, winter break, finals. and then she told me how over break she’s going to Passion.
i was so pleasantly shocked.
one of the biggest Christian events that so many of my friends are going to over break. she went to it last year and said it changed her life. she told me how they raised tens of thousands of dollars for charities around the world. we talked about klove and CRU and Haiti and worship music.
You totally showed me up God.
then last night she called me and asked if she could borrow the ugly sweater i was wearing the night before. she came down to grab it and said she’d be the “life of the party.” and in fact, she was.
God, thank You for proving me wrong.
i try to be so nonjudgmental, but the truth is i’m still human.
and i still do it.
this girl is an awesome girl, beautiful inside and out. and i want to get to know her more. let You fill a relationship between us.
God help me see the world as You see it, to see everyone as You see them.
because we all deserve it, every single one of us. one more chance than we’re used to, one more chance than the world says to give us. every person has a story, more than what we could ever see at first glance. just like this girl. God, give me Your eyes. so i can avoid making this mistake over and over again.