So I stink at consistency, but back to my #meaningfulmonday posts dedicated to the friends that keep me grounded and feeling loved. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Today's is dedicated to @larahausholter. We were all of 8 years old when I met her and she told me I had a funny nose. At which point I told her mother (what - you weren't a tattletale?) and our mothers decided that spending more time together was the appropriate response. So naturally, we became best friends. We were in the same small homeschool group and lived on farms not too far from each other. We've always drifted in and out of each other's lives and have always been there for the major events or just to lend a listening ear or shoulder to cry on. She's one of the few friends I have that remembers my mom and even has stories of her own that she reminds me of often.
Lara is one of the most ambitious and hard working women I know. She got her masters in nutrition and a few years ago, called to tell me that she thought she might like to be a doctor. So she took the MCAT, got accepted, and started that long road much later in her life than the rest of her classmates, but I'm pretty sure she's putting them all to shame. After being in med school for a couple years, she got pregnant and had the most adorable baby boy - but she was still a med student studying for exams and standing on her feet for hours at a time. Now, she's doing her rotations and trying to figure out her specialty. I stand in awe of a woman who isn't afraid to say yes to things, who is an example to me in how to be a mom and wife, and who will drop everything and drive two hours just to have dinner with me in the middle of a crazy week. I aspire to your greatness, Lara Householder. ❤🏆