sunny days and hearts

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Nonetheless, it made me miss last week’s warm temperatures and photogenic sunshine. Case in point, Friday’s shot was in this pretty garden on Baylor’s campus; peach tea and lovely company made for a bunch of easy laughs.

It’s International Women’s Day, and I can’t help but feel that I ought to post something accordingly. Something inspirational, or empowering, or just encouraging. Maybe it’s the rain—as I’ve said before, it prompts introspection like little else can—but all I can do is reflect in gratitude. I have some of the most amazing women in my life. Kind, intelligent, God-seeking, strong beautiful, accomplished, capable, incredible and fabulous women. They teach me so much more than they’ll ever know, and I’m beyond grateful for their presence in my life.

I hope as you read this, that some faces flashed through your mind. I hope you know that you’re in others’ minds today.

Here I am, in the most Austenian manner I can muster, watching rain fall and thinking of the sunshine amazing women have cast over my heart. I hope you all have a similar moment, and can overlook the overcast weather.

p.s. I couldn’t possibly list all the women I admire, but here’s a shout out to Ariana, Rachel, Meredith, Caroline, Kenzie and Teddi who’re the most likely to read this post before International Women’s Day is over. I’m super appreciative of y’all!!

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