Did you ever have a friend that you did everything with? That is how my friendship with Lechelle was.
Together we worked at school as teachers, served at church, ate breakfast+lunch+dinners, went grocery shopping, did devotions at Starbucks, partied, went to conferences, the library, fed the homeless, sang karaoke, spent time at each other’s apartments.
On lunch break together at work Ramen dinners anytime we had a stressful dayGrocery shopping couldn’t have been more funLoving on homeless with PB&J sandwiches
Together we shined light on one another and on others. We’d lay hands and just pray and pray. Or call each other up just to pray.
Filled with joy at church
If we weren’t together, we were texting each other. We were young, single and just wanted to serve the Lord with all our hearts.
About seven years later, Lechelle moved to a different island in Hawaii. But we still kept in touch.
I couldn’t believe it when I found out she was diagnosed with stage four breast cancer. It broke my heart. We had both been through so much, both good and bad. But this pierced my heart so deeply.
I’ve seen others struggle with cancer.. And I can’t imagine what it’s like to live with a terminal disease. Some have become depressed or continued to live their life the very same way.
Lechelle’s attitude only grew more positive. She changed her lifestyle to be as healthy as possible. She chose to seek the Lord more than ever. While she is working hard to prolong her days here, she is trusting the Lord in it all.
She is still striving to achieve her masters degree. And trying to become a social worker. All while being such an encouragement to so many others.
How humbling it is to see such a servant of the Lord. She knows her purpose is to help people. She also knows where her forever home is.
If there were one thing you could tell others about how to live their best life, what would it be?
Live life to the fullest.. Spend time with your loved ones and friends.. Eat healthy, exercise, travel and disciple to others about Jesus.
Lechelle dancing hula with her halauHaving desserts and laughing the entire time Celebrating my baptism together
When we know we belong to the Lord and trust in His plans, it gives us a blessed assurance. No matter what the circumstances are, there is always something to be grateful for. There is a joy even amidst storms. Because our God is greater than anything this earth gives us.
This blog post is dedicated to you Lechelle. Thank you for inspiring me with your great love for people and Jesus. Let’s continue to dance in life together!
Can I encourage anyone reading this ~ Treasure and nourish each moment of friendship💛