Yesterday was really nice at church. I brought the key ring to give to Laura, but when the service started, she wasn’t there. For some odd reason I was nervous and kept replaying in my mind what I was going to say, even though she wasn’t there.
But then, she was. She came in late. I could see her out of the corner of my eye. After the amazing service was over, I went up to her and said something, but now I have no memory of the words that escaped my mouth. But I do know that I did give her the key ring.
She smiled and almost seemed a little surprised, but at the same time, looked like a little girl at Christmas opening a gift she already knew in advance she was receiving. She said, “thank you” about three times and showed it to her dad. I watched her hands as she opened it. Her fingers were shaking.
That afternoon, Vince, Dan, and Jeff and I went up to Grandfather Mountain. The wind was blowing so fast up there.
I took two exams this morning and did really well.
In a week’s time, I’ll be back at McDonald’s. But in a little over a month, I’ll be back here. I begin RA training on August 13th.
And four days after that, I’ll celebrate my 20th year in the shadowlands.