Everybody’s Got One, But Mine’s the Best!

January 24th is an important day in my life. Well, not my life specifically, but without a significant event on the 24th, my life would not be possible. January 24th is my mom’s birthday. As this title says, everybody’s got one (one meaning mom); however, I am convinced that my mom is the best!

I know the purpose of these blogs is to share events happening in the Hope community, but I felt that it would be appropriate to share some about my mom. After all, if it weren’t for her, I would have no clue about Hope College. As a freshman in college, my mom attended Calvin College (not the greatest decision) but by the beginning of her sophomore year she was a committed Hope student.

As a high school student, I was totally against Hope College. During the end of my junior year my mom encouraged me to look at the school. She told me that knowing my personality I would love the school. Throughout my college search, my mom never pressured me to attend Hope, but I am confident that God directed her to pray that I attend Hope.

And you now know, I am a junior at Hope College pursuing a double major. But… this post isn’t about my college story.

Back to my mom! She really is an amazing lady! Her prayer and encouragement have been constant throughout my life – and me attending Hope College is just one example!

During the past year, my mom and I have been through some hard times. However, there’s no one I’d rather struggle through life alongside. Her faith has been an example to me and the people around her. Even in the most difficult circumstances she has relied on God and drawn others closer to Him – she really is an awesome role model!

So Mom, know that on this birthday I love you so very much! I’m thankful for you and your cray personality! Your attitude inspirers me and others, while also motivating me to be the best I can! I hope you have the greatest birthday and know that you are loved by so many!

Happy Birthday, Mom! You really are the best!

Mom and Me!  Livin' Life Together

Published by Chelsea Barfield

Hello! My name is Chelsea Barfield and I am from Dallas, Texas. I am a fifth year senior at Hope studying Accounting, Management, and Leadership. While at Hope, I have been involved in several different activities and groups including: Relay for Life, Dance Marathon, Student Orientation, Business Club, Student Consulting, Hope College Admissions, and Campus Ministries. In my spare time, I enjoy photography, reading, coffee dates, spending time with friends, and playing tennis. I look forward to sharing my Hope College experience with you! Go Hope!

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