I had the best birthday in the world!
Church on Sunday went very well. I went to Parkway Temple and I think I’m going to stick with it. I’m going to call the youth pastor this week to talk about the skit group.
Yesterday, for my 22nd birthday, I woke up at 4:00 a.m. to drive to Sandbridge and watch the sunrise over the Atlantic Ocean. I took some pictures and had an excellent time alone with God. A policeman came and told me I parked in the wrong spot. He wondered why I was out there so early, so I told him it was my birthday and that I just moved here and didn’t really know anyone so I had to celebrate somehow.
I registered for my classes yesterday, and I met with my advisor to plan out my schedule for the next two years. I should be finished with all my courses by the summer of 2000. Only two years; that’s crazy!
I went to a cookout yesterday at a family’s house with a pool. They have four kids from 14 to 5: Jessica, Jonathan, Jeremy, and Jenna. Jenna, the 5-year-old and I had the best time! She had some cool toys and loved to show them off. To my surprise, all the folks at the cookout had a cake for me for my birthday; they prayed for me and everything. I met most of them last Monday when I went to a prayer meeting at Christian’s house. Christian and his family are from Germany. Anyway, everyone didn’t want me to spend my birthday alone, so they planned this cookout for me. I almost didn’t go because I thought I should stay home and wait for my mom to call. Funny thing is, my mom never called. I think she’s totally forgotten my birthday.
Oh well, God is already giving me a new family, no matter where I find myself.
Thank you God!