An 8:00am recitation section insured my early departure from Gramercy, where I literally skated down 3rd Avenue on my way to Modern American History. All the streets were iced over thanks to last night's freezing rain, and I missed the 7:36 bus by milliseconds.
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At 6:30, I was off to to ALPHA celebration supper at City Grace. ALPHA is a 10 week introductory course to Christianity, and I'm one of the leaders for the college group. When I first found out the beginning banquet fell on my big day I was a little peeved. Here I am beginning my twenties at a church event . What a bad attitude I had. In reality, I couldn't have asked for a better night. Pastor Steve had the best one liner ever and I can't help but repeat it...Jesus is like the meat and potatoes in our lives. He's the only one who can really fill us up. Seriously, how great is that? It's just what I needed to hear.
When I got back to the dorm, I checked my facebook account. I can't believe I had over 100 birthday wishes. Y'all are just oh so sweet. I have such amazing friends, and it's days like this when you really grasp just how blessed you are. I know this sounds nerdy, but all those people took time out of their busy schedules trying to make my day special, and I just want to thank them for that.
Tomorrow morning, my mom arrives in the Big Apple. Then, the real birthday celebration will begin. I mean sure my day's been wonderful, but its just not the same without her. I'm sure I'll be writing about all our NYC adventures in the days to come.
But anyways, now I'm twenty. I heard the groundhog didn't see his shadowed, so we're supposed to have an early spring. I just hope this old wives tale is true. I'm really starting to miss my flip-flops.