The Eagles Nest in Anderson, SC

In friendship...we think we have chosen our peers. In reality a few years’ difference in the dates of our births, a few more miles between certain houses, the choice of one university instead of another...the accident of a topic being raised or not raised at a first meeting—any of these chances might have kept us apart. But, for a Christian, there are, strictly speaking no chances. A secret master of ceremonies has been at work. Christ, who said to the disciples, ‘Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you,’ can truly say to every group of Christian friends, ‘Ye have not chosen one another but I have chosen you for one another.’ The friendship is not a reward for our discriminating and good taste in finding one another out. It is the instrument by which God reveals to each of us the beauties of others.
— C.S. Lewis

Early last summer these three roommates, who dubbed their home “The Eagle’s Nest”, wanted to document a typical loungy morning before one of the eagles got married and left the nest. These girls have been such a great example to me of the complex beauty of friendship, accountability, iron-sharpening-iron, and all the great stuff that comes along with being brave enough to love and be loved by others.