This chick right here is what you would classify as a"ride-or-die".
Lindsay and I (Camie) grew up together in West Memphis, AR. And although we were friends from the start due to running in the same circles like church and school and softball, I imagine that from the outside looking in it may have seemed unlikely that we would have forged such a deep friendship. She chose to be a basket ballaaaaa, and I was an awkward-too-tall-cheerleader who probably should've been a basket balla. (A basketball player, people. Just making sure you're trackin' with me.) Though we still went to church together, we found ourselves going separate ways as far as friendships went during our early middle-school-and-into-teenage years.
I think the turning point happened after our first year in high school. God was at work in both of our lives, stripping away extracurriculars and other friendships and relationships that we were over-prioritizing (ok, worshiping). Basically, it came down to a point where it was like we were the only two things, or uh, people, left standing. And we CHOSE to forge friendship. We chose each other. I know that sounds overly touchy-feely or something of that nature, but if you haven't realized that fact about your truly-true-deeper-than-dirt-heart-friends, it's THOSE relationships that last where both people keep choosing each other. It doesn't "just happen." Marriages, friendships, siblings, parents to children ... You make a choice to invest. And from one of the most unlikely places (in my little pea brain), God gave me the sister that I never had (and never really wanted either. HA!) Accountability became real with her. Like, to the point that we would literally slap each other when we would say stupid stuff or try to gossip and have a crap attitude. We were teenagers. What else would you expect? Our brains weren't fully formed to function properly, ok?! We were gut level honest and real about life. And we pointed each other constantly back to the Word of God. The craziest thing is that we aren't even biological sisters, but strangers ALWAYS thought we were the blonde or brunette versions of each other.
Through college, distance, bad choices, bad relationships, other best friendships, marriage, kids, and more distance, the love and grace has always remained the same. Lindsay may be "Loopy," and I may be totally cray, but she's been one of the very few who still sticks closer than a brother (or sister). Thank you for loving me and showing me what a loyal friend is!
It was an honor and privilege to play dress up with you for this shoot, just like we've always done.
Love you, Loopy.
Products We Used:
L'Oréal | Studio Secrets Magic Lumi Light Infusing Primer
Too Faced | Born This Way foundaiton
Maybelline | Studio MasterConceal - light
NYX | WonderStick - light
Maybelline | Studio Brow Define and Fill
Covergirl | Goldens TruNaked palette
Kat VonD - Tattoo Liner - Trooper
Maybelline | Volum' Exrpress Push-Up Falsies mascara
Gerard Cosmetics | Buttercup Lipstick