I’ve always thought a girl heading to college should be able to bring her loyal, trusted dog with her. I picture a rectangular dorm layout with rooms around the outside and a huge courtyard/dog park in the middle.
Our dogs always think we are amazing just the way we are. We are pure perfection in their eyes. When I walk in the door – no matter how long or short I have been gone – my dog greets me with endless joy. He jumps up and down and wags his tail and begs to be noticed. I’ve gotten in a habit of saying to him, “Chester, I see you and I love you.”
And I think this is what God is always saying to us. “[insert name], I SEE you and I LOVE you.” On our best days and our worst days, God sees us. He knows what we are going through. He knows what we have done and what has been done to us. And He loves us so much. Every. Single. Time.
(excerpt from TURN NORTH: A Jesus Girl's Guide to College... my new book for girls starting college...coming soon!)