Emmaline told me that her favorite show was The Office and her favorite song was “For Emma” by Bon Iver, so I knew we’d get along. When I met her, I instantly liked her and thought the dress she was wearing was quite possibly the coolest thing she could have worn for the fall session. Our time together went by quickly because she made me feel so comfortable. She had a quiet confidence which made it incredibly easy to be around her. She exuded a calming peace.
Next year she is playing lacrosse at Westminster College in Utah. Emmaline is determined and isn’t afraid to chase after the things she knows God has gifted her. Between her effortlessly cool style, her fun-loving personality, and her confidence, she’s an unstoppable force of joy.
“I would want to be remembered as someone who is authentic and a friend to anyone.”
“I am an artist and an athlete. I am very spontaneous but determined. I played football my sophomore and junior year which is a perfect picture of those two characteristics.”
“I admire my mom a lot. She is a great example of grace and unconditional love. My mom always stays calm in the midst of our craziness and points me in the direction of Christ during times of uncertainty. No matter what my three siblings or I have to say, she is always interested and encouraging. She has done a fantastic job of being there for our family.”
I love reading my Bible and learning new things about my Heavenly Father.
Emmaline, you are confident and fun to be around. You are bold in your faith and the way you want to be known, and that is admirable. The world needs more young women like you. More girls who are brave enough to join the football team, and gentle enough to create something beautiful. Don’t lose sense of who you are.