One is Silver and the Other’s Gold

1 09 2008

Coming out to Arizona I was a little rebellious in my thinking of making new friends. James was so encouraging about all the people that who were awaiting my arrival at Grand Canyon and all I could think was, “I already have all the friends i need in Cali, I don’t need nor want new ones!” Nothing can replace the friendships I have back at home, but my mentality quickly changed the second I arrived at GCU. The people here are amazing! I already feel like part of the family and it’s only been about 2 months. So, I thought I would share with you some of the people that I have gotten to know and share life with… these pictures were taken at the “Dirty Games,” so don’t judge my new friends! 🙂

This is Sarah and Jill. I wrote about them in a previous blog. Sarah is the GA for James. We’ve had fun swimming, cooking for the RAs, hanging out at orientation week and more. Jill lives right next door to us… she is expecting to have a boy Oct 13th and I can’t wait! She introduced me to “Last Chance.” It’s Nordstrom’s last seasons clothes for less than $10… AMAZING!

To the right is Kristen. She works in the office with James as the CAB director. We have a lot in common… like our love for cereal.

In my next post I will introduce you to Cereality (Kristen told me about this place…AMAZING!)

From left to right we have Leeanne (she is a Sr. nursing student) and Kate (also a nursing student who was an RA for James last year). I will be working with Kate in the coffee shop. We have been hanging out and going to movies as well as late night talks with Pizzokies. Sarah (I will be working with her on marketing the worship night at GCU). She is so spunky and full of energy. We have been having fun together at all the orientation stuff.

This is Kris and Jamie. They got married the day before James and I. We were both bummed that we couldn’t make it to their wedding. They are going to be RA’s for James this year. We went out together to of all places, Red Robin, as well as hanging out during training and orientation. They will be graduating this year.

This is James’ staff. They are amazing and I have been having so much fun with them these past few weeks during training and welcome week. I almost feel like one of them… I should just be considered an RA but I think that would be conflict of interest between my boss and I 🙂

Needless to say, God has answered my prayers in more ways that I even imagined. HE always seems to work that way, yet I always seem to doubt HIM when it comes to my future. I would have never thought that I would have the friendships that I already do here. My friendships back in California will never change and those girls I will always cherish and grow closer and closer with despite the distance, but the friendships here are priceless as well.

“Make new friends but keep the old, one is silver and the other’s gold.”

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4 responses

1 09 2008
Amy Hofschroer

okay… what is last chance and how do I partake???
Amy…

2 09 2008
Ruth

Last Chance is amazing. It’s crazy though. Women were actually fighting in the store over clothes. They have jeans normally for $200-300 on sale for abour $30. Come visit and I will totally take you there

4 09 2008
paulusfive

Yay! I can finally comment on your blog. I could never leave anything on your last one since I was anonymous. I love the new blog and will be checking it out all the time! I lvoe you guys and miss you.

6 09 2008
Aunt Leeann

Ruth, I have a very wise sister in law who once said to me, isn’t it amazing how we trust God with eternity, but yet we don’t trust him in the day to day things. I thought…how right she is.

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