Tess and I have been friends ever since we were little. Tess and her family lived next to mine. We became playmates and then close friends as we grew from children to young adults. We went to the same college, attended each others weddings, and baby sat each others children as they grew and moved away. Our soul mates share a bond with each other, and although they are not related they are brothers in the Lord. Now in our old age we are still next door neighbors, but because of our love for Christ we are closer then sisters.
Following is our story as we traveled through this wicked world, and all that happened to us up until now. Our story really started after we graduated from high school and went to college. Now those years opened our eyes to this world, and all the sins big cities had to offer two young Christian women from a small community. We moved back to our little town after retirement, and was blessed to find houses side by side.
“Hey, Millie, we had better get a move on or we’ll be late for our first class of our freshman year.” Tess said between nervous giggles.
“Tess, calm down, we have 45 minutes before our class and it’s just across the campus. It will only take 15 minutes for us to get there. Darned Tess take a chill pill. We won’t be late. Okay!” I said as I glared at Tess.
“I’m so excited Millie, This is a new adventure, and it’s just you and I. I’ve never seen so many eligible men in my life. We will be making new friends and finding out about life in the big city.”
“Oh you are so silly at time, but I’m also looking forward to college life. I think I’m going to like it here.”
Tess and I made lots of friends in our first year and we had so much fun. By the end of our sophomore year we found out that in order to maintain our grades we had to study, and we truly had to crack the old books. We may have breezed through high school, but college was nothing like high school. That was when we first started noticing the difference between the serious students and the not so serious students.
“Hey Tess, have you noticed how some of the students think college is for partying and having fun, fun, fun? They buy answers for their tests and never study. I’ve never seen such unscrupulous behavior in my life. Don’t they have any pride in themselves. I find that strange.”
“Yes, I do find their actions strange, but I’ve heard some of the other students talking and the seniors call them, ‘The Deadbeats or Dropouts.’ I was talking with Jeffery, and he told me they very rarely if ever finish college.”
“That is so very sad. I guess those are the ones that kind of dropout of life and wander around in a super stupor. They never amount to much of anything, and then they complain, grumble, gripe and blame others for their failures.”
“I wonder if it’s possible to save some of them from their own ignorance? I’ve talked with a couple of them and they are very intelligent, but they lack direction. I wonder if Jeffery, and your Patrick would join our endeavor?”
I hugged Tess and we both headed back to the dorms to find Patrick and Jeffery. We had met our honey’s in our sophomore year, and we were already making plans for our futures.
“Patrick, Jeffery, we would like to talk with you about something we thought is a good idea, and get your input since it would involve you as well.”
We all agreed to take some of the deadbeats under our wings, and tutor them. We tried to instill in them values that would help them achieve their dreams, and at least finish college. Those last two years of our college education turned out to be the most rewarding years of our lives. We not only graduated with honors, but eight of the deadbeats had graduated, and went on to become successful men and women in their chosen fields.
But the best part of our college years was the eight we lead to the Lord. This world may be wicked, but Christ is still in control, and the four of us thank Him everyday for our many, many blessings.
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