Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Emily Jean

People stared as we snapped away outside of the bike shop… and I mean stared. It's as if they thought we were dancing purple cows in tutus. So we scurried away to a beautiful red church door where a man walked by, made some *ahem* interesting comments, and left us in stitches of laughter. Next, we trekked to the Po' Boys shop to get some fried macaroni and cheese thingymabobbers, which were delicious, by the way. However, I wouldn't recommend stuffing yourself with them before you go to a vintage clothing store where all the dresses have twenty-inch waists.

With the film left in Emily's camera, we resolved to take a photo together, in which we were "legitimately laughing". I saw the print last week… I look a little quizzical and Em was laughing hysterically. That's pretty accurate if you ask me. We wrapped up the night with dinner in a basement pizza shop where we made a spectacle at the counter and shared a large soda and talked about Jesus and prayed and wrote song lyrics on a napkin for a worker. That night completely inspired me, as she told me of how her grandpa led a woman to the Lord just minutes before he died. And how he lived his life in that way. We talked and talked, and struggled with issues twisting around inside us about courage and honesty and unabashed boldness for Christ. I want to be able to do that we said. I want to be fearless like that and just spread His name all the time. We're on a journey. And I'll trust that the Lord will work through us over time, that we'll learn to speak the Truth with boldness and courage.

Without further ado, here's Emily the lovely actress-singer-artist-tapper-laugher-photographer-friend:

 Does she have a stunner smile or what?
Yes, yes she does.
Did I mention that tomorrow is her birthday?
Well, it sure is!

Happy Sweet Sixteen, Emily!


  1. These are beautiful!! Her smile reminds me of Hannah from October Baby! :D

  2. That sounds like the loveliest day!
    She is *so* cute. I love all of these, especially the last four, they're my favorite. :)

  3. so beautiful! i really love the fourth one! :)

  4. AH MY GOSH LINDSEY THESE ARE INCREDIBLE. Like seriously - this post is one of the best I've seen. The description(s) in the beginning are stellar and the photos are spilling over with beauty and light.

    xxx A

    ps I'll email. Soon. ;)

  5. Lindsey. I LOVE the way you captured her! And your writing in the beginning- SO TRUE. You put it into words beautifully!!


    p.s. my favorite is the first one. and I love her hair. :)

  6. These are lovely! Love your writing, it's beautiful. No lie.

  7. Her smile is very contagious; love it, it makes me happy because it looks completely genuine and pure.
    plus, you're writing is fantastic. I really do want to be fearless in sharing the gospel. I mean, it's the best thing they could ever hear; why are we so shy in telling them the only thing that could save them?

  8. Oh my all of these are so amazing!!! I loved all of them!!

  9. she's adorable! love the locations.

  10. Oh. My. Word. Your friend is so super gorgeous. <3


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