Let me just tell you about my friend Mariah.
She and I were leaders in the Crew, Shadow Mountain’s middle school ministry, last year while I attended Grossmont, and we bonded as we served our delightful seventh graders together and just talked about life. She was absolutely a Godsend during my year at Grossmont with very few genuine friends, and let me tell you, Mariah is as genuine as it gets. Her honesty and openness as well as her true passion for students and just about everyone she meets. She is an encourager and she can uplift you after just one conversation. On top of that, she truly thinks hard and has a huge passion for learning. She has studied things like Mormonism and truly is a woman after God’s own heart.
And now she is graduating from college, getting married to a great guy, and she is well on her way to making a huge impact on the world. She is definitely someone to look up to, for me and so many other young women.
And Mariah, since I assume you’ll read this eventually, I LOVE you, I am proud of you, and I truly do admire your heart so much.