She’s beautiful. She has an awesome smile. She has a great sense of humor. She’s a great friend. She loves God and her life’s work involves being a missionary. She works with women involved in the sex trade. You can read more about her on her blog. I can say with 100% certainty that Katie appeared in my life just at the right time and I thank God that we met! She leaves for Spain in one week!
Between her textured scarves, colorful clothing and unique jewelry she had so much going on I just wanted to keep taking photos of all the details.
Another thing about Katie is she has these awesome scarves that she’s collected from all over the world. The one below was handmade by women coming out of the sex trade. Rethreaded is a local company, here in Jacksonville that…
“…provides a four-month holistic training program for women in the Jacksonville, Florida area who are coming out of lives of addiction, violence, human trafficking, and prostitution. Many of these women leave prison with felony records, creating significant challenges to employment. Rethreaded is a safe place where women are paid a living wage to become artisan seamstresses and “upcycle” donated t-shirts into new creations for sale.”
You should “like” them on Facebook! Okay, now back to Katie.
I have to tell you that when Katie arrived on scene her car looked as though she was in the process of moving. Probably because she had stuffed 8 rugs, 25 pillows and one lamp on the inside. Oh, and clothes. Lots of clothes.
We spread it all out on the ground and made it look like a living room. In the middle of the park. So it looked a little something like this.
We got some funny looks. But, it was fun.
P.S – Katie, I am sooooooo sooooooo glad you’re now a part of my life. (Even if it IS when you’re going to be 10,000 miles away). You’ve also touched every one of my friends that were able to meet you and we are all going to miss you! Can’t wait to see you next time! I’ll hold down the fort. I made this picture for you with your favorite Bible verse. Love you!