Sometimes people are in one’s life for only a brief and important moment; other times, those people stay in the lives of those they have impacted. Reland is one of those people who has continued to be in my life.
On my very first day of college, I whispered to my sister, “I don’t feel like meeting new people today.”
“Girl, you better get over that real quick!” she comforted me.
I guess I did because that was the day that I met Reland. She was on my freshman hall, and though I did not click with anyone else on my hall, I became fast friends with Reland. In fact, the next year we became suitemates, and our final two years of college, we were roommates.
Reland is one of the most joyful people that I know. We are always laughing together or coming up with some silly skit or video together (which she will go all out for any costume she must wear). I value her opinion, and I always look forward to being able to spend time with her whenever we are able whether over coffee, cupcakes, or Christmas celebrations.
Through the years after college, we have continued to stay close friends through different and sometimes difficult stages of life. Earlier this month, I had the honor of being a part of her wedding shower where we got to celebrate her upcoming wedding. Because of her love for coffee, not only did we have coffee, but we also had chocolate coffee cupcakes. It’s been so much fun celebrating her engagement, and I am excited to celebrate the beginning of her marriage to Anthony in a few short days.