Hey friends, so I am launching a series called Meet My People Mondays. Every other Monday you will get to hear from one of my closest friends. They will share about themselves, me, and our friendship. I truly believe there is no better way to know me than to know the people around me. They are going to be just as real and as honest as I am. I want you guys to get to know the people I love, while also getting to see me from one of my friend’s point of view.
Meet My People Mondays: Micah Staton
First, we have one of my Matrons of Honor, Micah Staton. My love for this one goes so deep. She has stood by me through the good, bad, and the ugly. “Thank you” isn’t even enough to adequately describe all that she means to me. She is one of the greatest friends I have ever had. She came into my life right when I needed her and showed up in every where I didn’t know I needed. Micah has been my solid rock throughout my college years and I honestly don’t think I’d be where I am today without her. She knows how to be a friend and she puts everything she has into the few people she allows herself to be close to. She is a beauty on the outside and even more stunning on the inside. I love her heart and passion for God and student ministry. I love her desire to grow and seek knowledge. I admire her ability to always serve others first. I envy how strong she is and just wish everyone had a chance to truly see and understand it. She is a warrior to the core and God has truly blessed me to get to call her friend. I love you MEEKAH!
The way this will work is…I asked her a series of questions, some about her and some about me, and I copied them word for word into this document. All of my input, if any, will be italicized and in parenthesis. This is how it will be with each person. So, let’s dive in:
How old are you?
Twenty four (almost 25, her birthday is this month! I love a chance to celebrate my friends!)
Pets? One perfect golden retriever named Jake
Kids? Not yet, but, I want all the babies!
Describe yourself in 5 words?
Servant. Friend. Wife. Thinker. Reader. (Servant is the perfect word to describe Micah)
What is a fun fact about you?
I’m left handed
What are you reading right now?
Re reading Harry Potter for the 6th time, the one year bible plan, and unchained
What is something God’s been speaking to you right now?
His promises are brought to life and revealed on His own terms and in His own timing (Amen!)
What was the best thing that happened to you this past year?
I found and rescued my Jake from a home that didn’t deserve him and my nephew Trey was born!
What’s your favorite animal?
And why? Because they hold hands while they sleep
What do you do for a living?
I’m a nanny/babysitter
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
A mom and wherever God leads me
What was the best year of your life? And why?
Best year of my life is this year. I’m happily married to my best friend, we have a sweet dog, and we’re living and working towards our purpose in God’s kingdom. Everything I could have asked for.
What is your favorite way to pass the time?
Decorating my happy planner and watching Netflix or sitting amongst friends, laughing.
What is your personality type?
I’m not sure how to answer this (Since she didn’t fully answer this one, I’ll just say, she’s an introvert at the most basic sense of “personality type”)
What is your love language?
Gifts & acts of service
What are your strengths?
My ability to put all my strength in hope in Jesus to overcome any adversity
What are your weaknesses?
showing vulnerability when it’s necessary and asking for forgiveness (I think we can all agree with that last one!)
Who is your hero/role model?
My dad (RIP)
My brother, josh
What is your dream job?
To be a mom and absolutely anything asked of me from God
What is the best advice you’ve ever given/heard?
That’s a tough one
What is your favorite bible verse? And why?
Another tough one…
But one that is constantly getting me through life in ANY situation:
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding.”
How did you meet Courtney?
Mafia/XA (That stands for Chi Alpha and mafia is a very intense game that lasts a week)
What was your first impression of her?
“Aw, she’s cute. I hope we become friends”
What’s your favorite thing about Courtney?
Her sympathetic heart and joyfulness in all she does. She can cry with you while simultaneously bringing light on bad days.
How has Courtney impacted your life?
She’s prayed for me. She’s cared for me. It’s amazing how those simple things when done truly and with heart can impact another soul.
If you could describe Courtney in one word, what would it be?
Which blog post has been your favorite so far? And why?
I loved the blog post on relieving stress. I’m often stressed out and let myself stress over the littlest things and it was encouraging.
Share a memory or story of you and Courtney:
One night, late. Probably already midnight, I had just told the boy I liked (plot twist, he’s my husband now) that we needed to stop being friends because I really liked him, but he was in a relationship and I wasn’t respecting his relationship, as a friend, like I needed to be. I was upset because let’s be real, being vulnerable with a boy is scary. And I knew there was no hope of us begin together (LOL). I texted her and told her how sad I was and how hard it was going to be to let these feelings I had go. She immediately drove to my house and told me I had to come with her. She then proceeded to drive 30 minutes to Steak ’n Shake, where we shared a milkshake and large fries, and laughed and talked about absolutely nothing and everything til 2 AM. She knows how to show up and be there for people in ways they don’t realize they need. I needed those french fries and her jokes to help me through an upsetting time. I promise you, she’s the gal to go to when you need a long talk and a good laugh.
Micah is the best! You can follow her to see cute pictures of her golden, adventures of her and her husband, Ben, and lots of things about happy planners!
>> Instagram & Twitter: @basicallymicah <<
Thanks for tuning in to Meet My People Mondays! There will be another post 2 weeks from now featuring another one of my amazing friends! So, stay tuned!
As always, new post coming up this Wednesday around noontime!
Until next time,