Ladies and gentleman, let me introduce to you another rare treasure in my life: the beautiful, Mariah Lightner. This sweet girl walked into my life right as she began navigating her journey through high school and her sweetness and deep desire to know God marked my heart.
Where do I began with Mariah? She is the little sister I always longed for. When my baby brother was born, I was one angry little 4-year-girl with crushed dreams of all the tea parties I would share with my new baby sister. (no offense, Brudder, ha!) and although my brother has become the greatest gift from God and most consistent sources of joy in my life, this sweet girl has become the little sister my feisty 4-year-old heart longed for. From the moment I met her, Jesus gave me His eyes to see the treasure He placed within her. Her decision to relentlessly pursue a real relationship with Him has been one of the greatest inspirations in my life.