Tonight, I had my first “date” with this beautiful gem. When I first met Lauren, I could already tell that she was going to be someone special in my life. She presents herself with such peace, confidence, and security. Also, she is stunning (as you can see from this picture). But, not only that, she radiates from the inside out. This was such a precious moment to spend time with Lauren (and filled with a lot of emotions), as I got to know how she found Jesus. This brought so much joy to my heart as I heard her story and I could just see love fill her eyes. Lauren has a passion for people and I absolutely love this about her. Her spirit is filled with the joy of the Lord, as her passion is to spread the good news about Jesus. I found that Lauren and I have so much in common, whether it be our struggles or our passions, and I know for a fact that she is in my life for a very specific reason. Her smile and her laugh lifts spirits and she is such an encourager to so many. She listens and she cares with her deep, compassionate heart. I am so excited to get to know this girl and I’m thrilled to see all that God does in her life.