The beginning of my journey started with meeting a lovely young lady and getting the scarf. She was so spirited. We met at Starbucks and ended up just talking about everything and exchanging life stories for more than an hour. It was effortless and, hopefully, the beginning of a new friendship.

The next day was just as marvelous. When I was a freshman at the University of Dayton, two of the most wonderful young ladies took me under their wings and became my best friends, Linda and Emily. We spent so much time together—but life seems to separate us more and more every year. One graduated, one cooped, and that left me here at UD. I’ve been searching for that kind of companionship ever since, but no matter how hard I look, I will never be able to replace them.

The day I had the scarf was the first time all three of us got together in close to four months. We all got together in Cincinnati and attended a concert called Winter Jam 2016. It is a concert featuring 10 different Christian bands. The concert lasted over six hours, but it was amazing all the same—not only being with my best friends but also being under one roof with 17,000 Christians with the same goal. To worship the Lord, our God.

All three of us spend the weekend together talking, loving, worshiping together. The scarf was with us the whole time, serving as a friendly reminder that sisterhood is one of the most magical things in a woman’s life because they will always be there no matter the time or distance. Having those two girls’ support will always be my greatest memory and my most precious experience.

Editor’s note: Eight scarves are connecting 87 University of Dayton women. Each woman will spend a day with the scarf before meeting  another woman and sharing the scarf with her. After this exchange, each woman will reflect on her experience during her time with the scarf. This post is the seventh in a series. 


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