Monday, February 9, 2009

One of my favorite people!

Have you ever met anyone in your life that was easy? Someone who made life just a little easier to handle just by being there? Just easy? Easy to be around, easy to talk to, easy to listen to, easy to introduce to other peope, just plain easy. I haven't met very many in my life but I have met a few. This is the newest, wonderful, beautiful, spiritual, courageous, most amazing, easy friend I have.

Her name is Keeley Brown. I met her through my husbands brother. When I first met her she just seemed like a quiet girl to me. She stuck around though and I got to know her. She became easy.

I've decided it's because I knew her in the pre-existance. She is just one of those people that my spirit seems to recogonize. A person that my spirit seems to think I should be aquanted with for the rest of my life. I hope she agrees.

This is her on her 21st Birthday. We all went to Mimi's cafe to celebrate.

Keeley has decided to serve a mission. I know it's aweful of me to say but I really really don't want her to go. I will miss her a lot. She's easy, you know. Easy people are hard to find. Anyways, when Keeley sent in her mission paper she told her Heavenly Father that if she could go anywhere in the world, she'd like to go to Guatemala. This was just between her and her Heavenly Father. She made no request on her papers. Well, take a guess where she got called? Guatemala! That's right, dream come true. For her, not me. I am seriously going to miss this girl.
Meeting her you'd think she was a quiet shy little thing. She is and she's not. She's the perfect balance. If you need her to be quiet and listen, that's exactly what she does. Without being asked, she just knows how to comfort. A Peacemaker, if you will. If you need her to be silly and play games with you, she's perfect for that too. I have a feeling she could play Quelf with the top dogs. She's amazing at Party Playoff.

I got to give Keeley her missionary haircut. She wanted it long enough to still put into a pony and short enough to not be a pain in the rear in Guatemala. All I have to say is that she has perfect hair as well. Fine but super thick. An awesome %100 natural warm brown hair color. We cut off like 10-12 inches. She looks good with short and long hair.

The before

The after.

Totally cute huh? Her hair naturally just fell that way too. Jealous much? I am.

She's also a regular Spiderman. She can scale any cliff the guys can scale. It's incredible.
She's the only girl that I know that can climb like this. She has so much courage in so many ways and areas of life. Not only can she do this but she also has 2 Associates degrees. One in General Business and one in General Education. Plus, she has 2 jobs. All at 21. Seriously? I wish I could do the things this girl does.

This is a slack line. I think Keeley is the only girl I've seen do this without assistance.

I swear this girl can do anything. The guy that is lucky enough to take her to the Temple is one seriously lucky guy and I hope he knows the kingdom that is awaiting this girl in Heaven and that he is prepared to help her get there. He must also know that she has to stay my friend so they have to live close.
In the words of my brother in law, "keeley never gets boring." She's always pleasant to be with. Also, she can do anything my 6 foot 5 brother in law can do, I think.

Why is she the only girl posing on these rocks with these guys?

Because she is the only one brave enough to do all the crazy things they think of for an adrenaline rush.
Keeley, I hope you stay my easy friend for as long as I am on this earth. I am seriously going to miss you but Guatemala is gaining one seriously awesome girl. You will be an amazing missionary. Remember that you are a daughter of God and that is all you need to know to accomplish anything you want to. Luv ya!


marcie said...

Did you bring her into Tantrum to cut her hair? I think I remember seeing her... maybe. I love having people like that in your life it does make it so much easier when they're around!

Keeley brown said...

Callie, I love you and thank you so much!! This totally made my day! :) When i need some happiness and need to feel like what i'm doing is worth something to somebody, i think i'll come back to this and read it again and again. You are amazing!! Thanks again! :)

Spence said...

Does Keeley appreciate your calling her "easy?" That can have a very different meaning ;-)

Callie and Bryce Christiansen said...

Yes she does! That kind of easy probably never crossed her mind. Man us proffitts have dirty minds.

Harmony said...

You have totally got my sister figured out! She has been that way since day one! I didn't think her friends knew her the way family does but I guess I was wrong! ;) Wow! Don't worry, I can't wait for her to come home from her mission too.

Callie and Bryce Christiansen said...

I think I have an advantage when it comes to Keeley. Like I said, I think we knew each other in the pre-existance. Her spirit just feels familiar to my spirit. Easy.

Harmony said...

Yeah I have friends that I feel that way about also. Luckily, my husband is one of them. Cool huh?

Callie and Bryce Christiansen said...

Totally cool. Will you invite me to read your other blog?

Harmony said...

yep check your email! :)