First of all, my name is Melissa & i'm 16 years old. i stumbled on your blog a few days ago & i'm so thankful I did! i truly think God led me here. i just wanted to let you know that you are not alone.. we are in the same boat! i felt God calling me to wear skirts all the time a couple of months ago..i thought and prayed about it a lot & it's been about a month since the last time i wore shorts/pants. i live in a family with 3 other sisters who don't share the same modesty beliefs i do. it can be hard at times but i just have to remind myself that i dress for God and my future husband :) i'm so happy that you made this decision on your own! i don't know anyone else who has the same convictions i do..so i'm so glad i found your blog! i'm here if you need encouragement or just want to chat :)
Your sister in Christ,
So, back then, I got emails like this all the time. But, what was different about this one was that Melissa didn't have anyone who shared her convictions...just like me. I emailed her back a few days later, and from then on, we have communicated almost every day.
Melissa is such a special friend in my life. I have no idea what I would do without her. We literally have so much in common, it's not even funny. I remember when I had gotten one of her emails last year when we had just started emailing eachother, I went to my Mom, and I said "Mama! Melissa is so much like me!! She understands what I'm going through! Mom..it's amazing."
Since today of last year, Melissa and I have exchanged cell phone numbers, literally text everyday, skyped a few times, and...*you guys have no idea what a God-thing this is* I might be meeting my best friend next month. Melissa is graduating from highschool, and I might be able to go a few days after her graduation and hang out for a while. I am soo looking forward to that day!
Melissa, you have been an amazing sister this past year. You've dealt with my ups and downs and I love you so much. You are a one-in-a-million friend, and I have no idea what I'd do without you. I hold you in my heart (Phil 1:7)