My friend Amanda posted a touching blog post the other day and I haven’t gotten it out of my head. She mentioned the significance of small groups in her life and I feel honored to have been a part of that significance. To be honest it was just as or even more significant for me. I started leading the group and I honestly wasn’t sure if I could do it…I didn’t know anything. All I knew is that there was a need and it was in my heart to fulfill it. I feel all “choked up” just typing this all out. [ I store up a lot feelings ] Every single one of the girls that attended my group were/are so special to me (Katch, Cristina, Amanda, Enamarie, Julie, Katie, Tammie, Sanah, Melanie, Bethany and the many more that came and went . I love you always.)
There was a night that we hosted a Thanksgiving Dinner for ourselves where we all brought food to the table at Julie’s and the girls surprised me with a very humbling gift, washing my feet. It sounds gross and incredibly embarrassing but it wasn’t. I wasn’t expecting it or anything so it definitely caught me off guard. It was a moment full of love and I’ll never forget it. I even remember Cristina making jokes (saying that Amanda go the pretty foot and she got stuck with the ugly one. haha It isn’t that ugly Cristina! lol <3 ) and it was funny and we all laughed…but it was truly a moment I will cherish forever.
“Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet. I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you. Very truly I tell you, no servant is greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him. Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them”
Small groups are amazing. People don’t just say that to brag or anything, it’s really a great thing and essential to spiritual growth and fellowship. I hope for you to have the same experience that I had/have. We were the best group of girls you ever did see! I have such a great joy knowing that a lot of those girls are serving the Lord in church and in life. He has a plan and I love how its all turning out.