My beautiful friend Jo turned 18 today. She's the girl I met in the summer of 2010 during my first English camp out here. We emailed occasionally, I wore the ring she gave me every single day, and a few months ago I saw her for the first time in over 2 years. Since then, we talk regularly and hang out when we get the chance.
|These ribs were better than ones I've had in America. Yeah, I really just said that.|
The REALLY exciting part of the day came after. Jenny met up with me and we spent a few hours together. I showed her where I tutor. She didn't even know that area existed. I showed her a restaurant I love. She didn't know about that one either. We went back to my apartment and had really great conversations. She told me about how she knows what she wants to major in when she goes to college. She said that so many of her friends don't know what they want to do, they just want to do something where they can make a lot of money. Her response to them is that she knows she only has one life and she wants to do what makes her happy. Money doesn't matter if she's truly happy. Ah. I just love this girl so much.
In the middle of all of our conversations, I brought up the possibility of her getting dunked for the Father. I don't think I've ever seen her so excited about something before, with the exception of the time she because our sister. She said she's been reading all about it and has wanted to do this for a while now. I am almost jittery with excitement about this happening.
I have a small group starting up on Thursday. It's round 2 with 2 of the girls from last term. I'll find out this week if the 2nd one will be starting up soon.
BIG things are happening here. I'm still trying to wrap my mind around all of it. I'm feeling so blessed and lucky and overwhelmed by all that I am a part of right now. It's too good. And the time of year that it's all happening couldn't be any better.
Happy Sunday everyone!