day eleven: bekah

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31 days wide

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I have three good friends named Bekah.  I’ll call them Bekah H, Bekah B and Bekah M.  Bekah H and Bekah B have the same first and middle name.  Bekah M and Bekah B are both married to guys named Matt.  Bekah H and Bekah M drive the same type of vehicle.  They all spell Bekah the same way.  I could go on and on and on.  It really is strange.  Today I’m going to tell you about my newest Bekah friend, Bekah M……if you’re still with me and I haven’t totally confused you, that is.

I’ve only been friends with this Bekah about three years but it seems as if we’ve known each other longer.  She is easy to talk to, naturally creative and artistic, so giving and kind and sweet…so basically the opposite of me 😀  We can call each other up and make plans to hang out and we’ve reached the point where we don’t need to clean our house before the other person comes over—I LOVE when a friendship reaches that point!

bekah m

Her older two boys are the same age as my two boys and they all get along really well.  One time, Bekah and her husband had invited my family over for supper.  We hadn’t seen the kids or our husbands for a while, but then we heard them upstairs.  We went up there and our dear grown men had on super hero masks and were playing with the kids.  I remember thinking “I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.”  <name that movie>

Bekah and her husband met at youth group but he was three years older than her.  They were both really into bands at the time and went to Cornerstone (a type of Christian woodstock) where he met another girl.  The story, obviously, doesn’t end there.  A few years later when Bekah was in college, they were at a friend’s super bowl party.  He left the party but then ended up coming back to ask her out.  They were engaged a few months later in August and then married the following June.  Yay for God’s timing!  They have now been married 10 years and they have 3 beautiful boys.  After they were married, they lived in Auburn and then Angola before moving back to Bluffton in 2009.

It wasn’t until two years later that I finally met Bekah.  I am so thankful that we happened to be in the same group at Mom Life a few years ago.  God is so smart and sends me the greatest of friends.  Bekah was kind of reluctant to let me interview her but she finally gave in….or I may have followed her to her house and demand that she let me finish asking her my questions.  Either way—we got the job done 🙂

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Here is what she had to say.

What is your middle name?  “Mae.  I’m named after an elderly lady at the church where my parents used to go.”  And I was going to guess Rose like my other two Bekah friends.  She had to go and be all unique and stuff.

Have you taken a personality profile?  “I don’t remember stuff like that.  I think I am an extrovert.  And on one, I scored high in compassion or maybe it was mercy.”  See, like I said, the opposite of me.

Tell me something interesting about the last movie you watched.  “Despicable Me 2.  It was hilarious.  I love listening to my kids laugh.  It’s the best thing.”  I agree….and I find it so interesting how my kids all have different laughs.  kids laughter could end wars.

When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up?  “a pharmacist or cashier.  I did become a cashier at Bluffton Regional!”  You have had a lot of crazy jobs, haven’t you?  “yes”  I bet that makes for some great stories 🙂

What were you doing 10 years ago?  “We were living in Auburn.  The house we lived in has been destroyed and is now a funeral parlor.  Which is funny, because Matt and I used to go walking in the graveyard across the street and read the tombstones.”  wow.  you two were wild and crazy.  “haha!  yeah….And I was working as a therapy assistant at a chiropractor’s office”  again.  I bet that you have some crazy stories!

Where did you go to school?  “Norwell and then Indiana Wesleyan.  I was studying art education and photography but ended up with an associate degree with a concentration in art.”  I told you she was creative.

What book are you reading right now?  “I’m not a big book reader but I love children’s books.”  Do you have a favorite?  “We love Dr. Seuss books, Mo Willems, the llama llama stories.  I love Oh the Places You’ll Go because it has such great life lessons in a child’s book.  Oh and I’m reading Follow Me again for my small group at church.”  If you haven’t read Mo Willems, go and read one.  At your library.  At your bookstore.  I don’t care if you have young children or not.  They are great books.

What’s been your favorite vacation?  “going to Clearwater, Florida with a friend in high school.  We got to go parasailing and swam and picked up sand dollars and saw sting rays.  And another trip with friends, I went to the Salvador Dali museum.”

What vacation has exceeded your expectations?  “going on a trip with a friend when I was younger and seeing the Smoky Mountains.  we took a helicopter ride over them.”

What is your hobby?  “taking pictures.  I’m trying to take up sewing.”  The sewing I can help with…the taking pictures, she doesn’t need any help.

What is your favorite song right now?  “Whom Shall I Fear…I tear up every time I hear it on the radio.  And I love to hear Mikah sing it.”

What’s been your most life changing moment?  “having kids.  I know everyone says that but it is by far the most difficult of jobs that I’ve had.  I love it, but there is no manual.”  Oh man, do I get that.  If only there was a manual born with each child!

Finish this sentence.  Before I die, I want to “visit Ireland and see exactly where my ancestors are from.”

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I’m so glad I was able to get Bekah to answer all of my questions.  I’m happy to call her friend.  Tomorrow I will be writing about a lady that I met because of my husband–my friend, Sally.

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4 thoughts on “day eleven: bekah

  1. When my children were younger, I remember reading or more likely hearing the advice of a sage before me, was not only pray for your children, but pray for your childrens’ friends because of the influence they have on your child. I hope that wasn’t too wordy. I see God has answered that prayer in a very positive and glorifying way . . . Rachel M. has some really neat friends and I mean really neat friends. “Give honor where honor is due.” God bless you ladies 🙂

  2. Bekah – you are so sweet. I really enjoyed learning more about you! I too, LOVE that song by Chris Tomlin and enjoy hearing my boys sing this. Great job, Rachel!

  3. I am blessed to have this wonderful lady as a daughter-in-law! Her mom and I always knew it was meant to be. Thanks you Lord for answering our prayer to have Matt ask her out!

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