Tuesday, March 31, 2009

the eleven // K.E.V.

Kaylyn Vollmer

It's hard to express just how much I love Kaylyn, because she's that amazing of a friend. Not only to me, but for others as well; just the excitement that propels from her about seeing people she hasn't in a long time or even people she saw the day before is so awesome.

Honestly, it's very hard to believe that I can even know a person who's as caring and considerate as she is, to be genuinely compassionate and caring towards someone that she's only known for four-ish months. It's hard to describe how odd it is to feel like you've known someone your whole life when it's been much, much shorter than that. Honestly, I cannot find enough words of adoration for this girl. Kaylyn (and her brothers) are a big part of the reason I feel so at home in Naples.

Throughout recent years I have been around girls who were so beautiful. But that visual beauty was about all they had, it didn't go any deeper than the skin. Kaylyn is beautiful on the outside as well as on the inside, GORGEOUS. If you ever meet her you will see just how pretty she is on the oustide, the constant smile & blue-blue eyes she has must break a heart every second. Her personality is so radiant, full of joy and happiness; un-ending, it seems like. I am incredibly thankful to have a personality like this in my life & memory.

I can talk to Kaylyn about anything and anyone; most of the time without any hesitation in what I'm saying and the way that I am wording whatever I am trying to say. Which I have always had somewhat of an awkwardness of doing with every other friend I've had. It's such a blessing to know there's no judgement with Kaylyn in what you're saying, how you're saying something, who you're talking about, what your opinion is, ETC; a HUGE blessing.

Whenever I'm headed to Chi Rho or church in general, Kaylyn & the Vollmer boys are the one's I'm most exited to see. I love Valerie, Martine, Emily, & Miss Carol just as much as them; but those three just have a spark within them that shines through the whole space that they're in. You can feel it, it's there(And you miss the energy that's gone whenever they cannot be there.); and Kay is the leader of the pack, the one that at least I believe brings it out of the other two so much more when they're all together.

I heard it in a film one time, that when it's just one by itself, it's not as strong as when all three come together. That's how I'd describe it. Kaylyn's aura is always bright, but it's just a little bit more brighter when Jon & Harrison are around.

And you know why that is? Because without Jon and Harrison, Kaylyn wouldn't be Kaylyn. Which is another neat part of her that I love. You rarely hear a teenage girl talk about all the random times she's had with her younger brothers; let alone how awesome those moments were. It's such a brilliant, endearing quality about her. Whenever I see all of them together, it kind of makes me want to write a short story about 'The Three V's' .

I feel like it's been a long time coming to have Kaylyn in my life. She's one of four girls in my life that I feel to have a true connection with. Not so much as having a lot in common with, but just that connection that's so strong and you feel like this person's been coming closer and closer to you your whole life, and finally they're here.

Kaylyn, I am SO thankful and grateful to have you in my life. You're an amazing friend that I still cannot comprehend is in my life. I appreciate and value your friendship, opinions and personality so much; thank you for being the caring, compassionate, considerate, loving, sweet, interesting and endearing person that you are. And thank you so much for letting me in and being a brilliant through and through friend. I thank God every day to have a friend like you, for it has been far to long not to have all the amazing friends that I have now, you being at the front of them all living in my Naples life. I do not hope for, but know that we will be close friends until we are old & gray; and that assurance is such a blessing because I haven't had it in my life, ever. I love you Miss Kay, and wish & pray for you to have the best in life, wherever it may take you throughout the years. <3

- L