Oct 31, 2009

Roaring Twenties

Today was a historical day in my life. Today was the day I officially passed out of the teenage years and onto the world of adults. That's right, ladies and gents, 20 years old. I feel incredibly blessed.

The day was wonderful. It started at 12am with this exact line from Monty Python and the Holy Grail: "We are the knights who say 'Ni'! Now bring us our shrubbery!' " It ended with an epic dance to Footloose with about 20 of my favourite people. Life is good. God is good. I feel so grateful in all of this to have lived such an incredibly full life! 20 years is an impressive number. I am still young, but I have been to Mexico as many times as I have fingers on a hand. I have been to Disney World twice, been blessed with a wonderful family, a wonderful home. I have the opportunity for post secondary education in an institution founded in the Christian faith. I have been led and guided by incredible people. I have loved a few times, and cried little. God has given me the strength to continue on throughout these years, and he has taught me more about Him, and more about myself.

The day was just as I hoped. Relaxing (thought I should have been doing homework), and serene. I sat most of the afternoon watching the leaves fall from the trees outside the dorm window and then as they danced across the grass by the wind I couldn't help but smile. I was woken up by Joel VS singing to me over the phone. I searched for costume ideas online and became fascinated by Google and the truly excellent 'Halloween' header they had going. The more clicks, the more candy! Genius. Mom called and wished me a wonderful day. It's always great to hear your mother's voice. Two friends of mine dropped off the best birthday present in the world: a tub of chocolate ice cream. I have never been so pleased. And then, a Halloween party off campus. Sung 'Happy Birthday' to in four part harmony. I think that makes me a pretty lucky girl.

I have some of the best friends in the world. I have some of the best family in the world. I feel blessed to have such a wonderful life.

I wonder what the next 20 years will bring.

Word of the Day: articulate

Quote of the Day: "If you tell one more scary story involving animal cruelty, I'm going to animal cruelty you in your sleep, Joel!" Sarah Nanninga

1 comment:

Deborah said...

Happy Birthday! Welcome to a new decade :o)!