Here it is, guys. One of the best descriptions of our friendship.
First of all, this is Maggie and yours truly.
I had started this blog the month before we met, for the partial purpose of chronicling my missions adventures, and by the 18th of August 2014, I had finished my first round of summer missions. Little did I know for the next two rounds I would be working with Maggie.
Middle Summer (Week 5?)
Debrief (end of week 10)
Oh, August 2015. How absolutely gross you were. Explanation throw-back blog post in this link to save time.
Alright, friends. You see, Maggie and I have become The More Iconic Duo (sorry, internet humor) since working together for what was an extraordinarily long summer in 2015. Long hours and frustrating circumstance has made us better friends. Hey, gotta look for the good.
The two of us decided to jump in and be summer missionaries once more this year, and boy- what an adventure.
The system that is a mission team can be quite interesting. On most teams there's the comic-relief, the one that the little kids crush on, the bossy, the "been there, done that," and boy- can I go on. But let me say this- Maggie is the comic relief. She can make any hard situation lighter. Instead of making this bit longer and heart-felt, I'll just tell you that every mission team needs a Maggie.
We've seen each other through a lot. We've been right next to each other through the worst times. And- through these times, I've seen something about Maggie. She can translate her humor into her writing- and she does it SO WELL. Yet, in one moment, she can write the most real and heartfelt piece.
Through our friendship, we've picked up some of each others likes and dislikes. I mean, she let me dye her hair and she made me into a bigger Beatles fan. We've sat next to each other on van rides all the way to Canada
and all the way to a beautiful Florida beach. (Love you, Mexico Beach, FL)
We've seen two of our favorite bands together. (Mountain Goats and Violent Femmes!!!)
Finally I was annoying enough, and she caved. Maggie made a blog! You can find her HERE at Dead Dream Society.
At TRM you've gotten one side of the tale of the summer epic, but you can find another perspective on her blog. Check out her new post,
YOU WILL NOT BE SORRY.