Three years ago, I couldn’t have dreamed of the way my life would change because of one South African lioness living in Surrey.
The first time I met Idelette, I felt like I had come home. You know these moments? The ones where you meet someone and feel like you recognize each other? It was that kind of moment for me. I had found a life long friend.
Idelette and I connected right in the newborn days of SheLoves Magazine through a mutual friend: the one and only Pastor Helen Burns (she who makes “generosity” and “connecting others” look like a spiritual gifting). At the time, I was working at Mercy Ministries of Canada and Idelette was part of the leadership team at her church’s women’s ministry, so we connected at their women’s conference over our shared passion for God’s global girls and writing. I was working the Mercy table, she came by to chat.
Idelette and I couldn’t be more different: first of all, she’s cool. Really, truly, effortlessly cool. She rocks purple hair and gorgeous gowns, for heaven’s sake.
Me? I am decidedly not cool.
Idelette is rockstar hair, sequins, and sky-high stilettos. I am a redhead perpetually clad in grey wool sweaters, blue jeans, and moccasins. She is a South African world traveller, an activist, a visionary, a do-er. I’m a Canadian prairie kid and an unapologetic homebody who theologically-over-thinks everything.
But even though our stories, our style, our giftings, and our sensibilities are so different, we are soul-sisters.
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