Friends through Thick and Thin

Let me start this blog post by
saying that this has been one of those weeks. There have been good times
(dancing parties in the bathroom) but there have always been some bad times.
However, during this week of ups and downs, I have been reminded of the great
friends that God has placed in my life.

This school year has brought about
some changes in my life. One of the biggest changes is that I am living with a
new group of girls. Stephanie (roommate), Larissa (suitemate), and Hilary
(suitemate) have become a very special group of girls in my life. We’ve
enjoyed living, laughing, studying, and most recently crying together. Even
though crying isn’t necessarily fun—unless you’re watching a good chick flick—it does bring people closer together. And our little group is no exception.

So Hilary, since I have already
dedicated a blog to Larissa and Stephanie, this one is for you:

you for your random, yet funny, statements about lip gloss, your cheerful
disposition, your help on accounting problems, your love for Sperry’s, and your
ability to be a wonderful and encouraging friend. I’ll always be thankful that
God worked out the circumstances for us to live together and to be friends.
Keep on smiling and never give up!


Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: “What! You too? I thought I was the only one.

— C.S. Lewis
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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!