My friendship with Jenny all started out in a gas station. The kids and I were coming home from gymnastics and realized we were out of milk. We rushed in, and grabbed the milk, when all of the sudden the entire gallon of milk went flying through the air and created a white pool all over the floor. Jenny happened to be there and somehow remembers me being completely completely calm and collected while we cleaned up the milk. I remember just being one hot mess. As we scurried to the car, Avery, Jenny’s daughter, shouted, “Mom, that’s Colin! He’s in my class!” Avery raced to Colin and Jenny and I met for the first time. I was so embarrassed, but remember Jenny being so sweet and way too understanding.
Fast forward five months, I saw Jenny at church. Apparently, she had been talking with the missionaries and decided to come to church. The full story is that a few weeks earlier, she was waiting at the bus stop with her daughter Avery. She overheard some of the boys making fun of the Mormon church. Natalie’s son Aaron immediately stood up to the boys and basically bore his testimony of the truthfulness of the gospel. Amy heard this and was so impressed. Well, the next day the sister missionaries showed up at her doorstep. And these were the same sister missionaries who asked us just a month prior over dinner if we knew of anyone that would like to hear more about the gospel. I don’t know why Jenny’s name didn’t pop into my head other than I was nervous. Seriously, kids are the best missionaries.
From there, we developed a great friendship. Jenny is seriously the sweetest person and has such an appreciation for friends, family, and what matters most in life. I feel lucky to be able to have given her a baby shower. The only sad thing for us, but it will probably be a good thing for Jenny, is that the following week she moved to Humble to be closer to her family. I hope she does great!!