Much has happened in the past several days. I am in Banner Elk, NC. My last day on the film shoot was Friday, so Friday night I drove to Siler City, NC. I spent the night with Peter at the Motor Lodge. He was there with his girl Shivani and we stayed up until two in the morning, just talking. I left early Saturday morning and went to Sylva and met up with my grandparents. We all went to Deep Creek for the family reunion. Everyone was there except for Nar, Kevin, and Patty.
I left Bryson City that night and drove up here to Banner Elk. I went to Lees-McRae, but couldn’t find a soul. I did finally find Jessi and learned that Sarah was in a show that night. I only got to see her for about ten minutes. Then I found out that Allen and Jessica had just returned from their road trip to Colorado, so I spent the night at Allen’s, as did Jessica. They are getting married next summer.
We went to Banner Elk Christian Fellowship yesterday morning and there I saw Lindy and Tracey and Ashley and tons of others. Dan was still in town saying goodbye to Abigail, who is going to Austria. We all just freaked out when we saw each other! We all went out to lunch, hung out all afternoon, then went out to dinner. Everyone is working this morning, so I’m riding with Sharon to Asheville and back later today. Vince is away on a cruise. I miss him.
But here I am on a flat rock off the Blue Ridge Parkway. I came here early this morning with Curtis and we took some amazing pictures.
Time to go meet Sharon.
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It’s now 8:20 p.m. on the same day.
Sharon and Hannah and I drove to Asheville, she just had to get an Allergy shot, so I rode along so we could chat. While down there we went to go see Runaway Bride; a perfect movie. I don’t know if I’ve ever left a movie theater so happy before; there is such wisdom in that film.
Sharon and I had wonderful talks all day about life and love and Jesus and forgiveness. Oh how I love and adore that woman. I told her about Mary and she caught me up on Laura.
Runaway Bride taught me so much and I’m so thankful that I’m single right now. After tomorrow, which is Lindy’s birthday, I’m going to get in the car and just drive. I’m just going to keep driving and stay in weird places and be with my Jesus. We are going on a honeymoon, if you will.