I met Melodie in first grade.
We were the only two white girls in the class (I am on the far left).
Melodie and me in second grade sewing class
I had not seen Melodie since our freshman year of high school. But we've stayed in touch, as MK's often do. We have millions of shared memories that only other ELWA kids can relate to.
So it was very special to see Melodie again and to meet her family.
At the Y with Melodie's kids. Shoot...I want a Y too.
We also got to visit with a wonderful mentor from my college days, Marlene. Marlene taught me so much about ministry and is partially responsible for who I am today.
Another family to visit in Colorado was of a high school friend, Maria.
(Please nobody kill me for posting this picture!)
Junior girls from our high school youth group. I'm in the front and Maria in the back.
And that's us yesterday.
Our last stop in Colorado was in a little town near the border of Nebraska, to visit our friend Eileen. We've known Eileen since she was a little girl, and 8 years ago, she was on the very first team we hosted in Tanzania to put on our very first Youth Camp.
Eileen gave the kids each their own horse back riding lesson, and the kids were super excited to meet a real live Cowgirl!
Colorado was significantly more interesting than the previous states....partly because it is far more beautiful, but also because the company was wonderful!