Jessica Johnson,

The past few days, I've been thinking so much about you. From how perfectly beautiful you are to the selflessness and empathy that seem to course through your veins. A life lived with you is a life well spent.

Also, can we talk about how hilarious you are? Your humor is spot on. Your quirky movements and laughter are enough to make me wheeze. Jess-quee, you a funny gal.

Jess, you have taught me so much about what it looks like to love, serve, and honor Jesus in ALL things. From caring for my friends through simple acts of kindness to loving a stranger through service, I find myself continually being made better by following your lead. Naturally (and thanks to the Holy Spirit), you so sincerely and so genuinely extend a generosity to others that is hard to put into words. Never have I seen a trait like this in another human. 

I can't get over how good it is to know you. You give me hope. Your wisdom always provides peace. Your love is felt so deeply and honestly. Your joy is contagious.

Thank you for letting me call you my friend. What an honor that is.

Thank you for helping me fall more in love with Jesus.

Thank you for setting an example of service, persistence, and humanity.

Thank you for always seeing the good in others. Thank you for running from gossip. Thank you for taking the narrow road, even when it's not easy.

Thank you for loving me through everything.

Jessica "SQUEE" Johnson, I love you so much. I hope I can be like you one day.