Nicole and I have known each other for more than 10 years and have a strong friendship and bond. We both have gone through so many things together and are the best of friends. The Lord knew we were meant to be close friends and I am grateful for the years of memories and times we have shared together!
I remember first meeting her in high school–we both had an interest in the arts and theatre. We actually had a class together, even though she is a year older than me. This was totally a God-oriented placing because otherwise, we never may have met or been as close!
[Image: A picture of Nicole and me in high school]
We sat next to each other and clicked right away! I learned about how she was from Oregon, she learned I was a Cali girl who was a cheerleader and singer. She loved modeling and acting and we both had similar interests. I told her to sit with my friends at lunch, and we have had many amazing memories together ever since.
[Image: Nicole and me on her wedding day!]
Regarding our love for the entertainment industry–it is so funny, because we both entered a KIIS-FM contest one time: She entered modeling, I entered singing and we both won! We both supported each other and cheered each other on. Thankfully, our gifts are being used for God’s glory and we have grown and learned so much.
We definitely have experienced life, hardship, excitement, adventures and loss, but through it all we persevered and our friendship is so strong. She is like a sister to me, and we both have seen God do so many powerful things! I love when friends believe in and encourage each other.
Nicole has been so special to me and I love her zest for life! She is so sweet, loving, funny, unique, beautiful, caring, giving and is always looking to bless others. Another quality I appreciate about her is that she has always believed in me and my music, and cheered me on throughout college. She is such a great friend and has helped me believe in my dreams.
One of my favorite memories is Nicole and Eric’s wedding. Seeing Nicole so happy and such a beautiful bride touched my heart. Another favorite memory was seeing Nicole on JCTV and watching her blossom as a woman of God! I prayed so much and have seen God’s faithfulness in both of our lives.
[Image: Nicole on JCTV]
Friends are like treasures and jewels. Special friendships are rare and are to be kept for a lifetime.
I am so grateful for Nicole’s support, love, compassion and being able to confide in and talk with her about anything in life! I love that I can pray with her, or we can share prayer requests and support one another.
PI girls, can you share a special memory with your best friend? What are some of the qualities you appreciate in them?!
[Images: Christi Given]