The first time we met, I was intimidated by her, and apparently she was intimidated by me. But by the second time, we were like old friends, bonding over sushi and our upcoming missions trip to Uganda. I was (and am still) beyond grateful that we both found ourselves on that missions team. Janelle and I probably have more differences than similarities – she grew up on the prairie, I surrounded by BC mountains, she can justify buying designer brands, I can’t (yet…). But through that trip a friendship formed that continues to be steady, one that I’m confident even a move to Japan won’t break. Even then, as we adventured in Africa, Janelle spoke of her plan to go to school in Tokyo. And marry the man of her dreams, a Japanese pop star. Obviously.
Before she leaves me…umm I mean before Janelle makes the brave, bold step into a totally new and exciting adventure…I insisted on this photo shoot. We have a tradition that consists of a weekly pre-work Starbucks and catch up date, so it was only appropriate that I brought my camera along for one of them.
I’ve said it before and will say it again…I love early morning shooting :)
Janelle is one with many faces. All of them – even that one ;) – so pretty.
Random note: later that day someone gave me my horoscope, torn out from the paper. Not that we believe in them, but when it’s a good one, it’s fun and it was fitting to read the line “Enjoy the company of others today.” Because it was a good day of good company and Janelle, I will miss your rambling chats and attentive ear.
Love you, see you, miss you xox