Gifts both simple and lavish
Tomorrow classes start. Today was my last day on the regular day shift. I went to Western after work to get some books and a parking pass...I got some other things accomplished too though. When I went out to the car from the parking office a thought struck me and I quickly checked my wallet to discover I hadn't gotten my debit card back. I turned the car back off, locked it, retrieved the tardy card and attempted to reenter the car, only to come face to face with reality--for the first time in my life I had locked my keys in the car. Oh well, I thought. I can go purchase books and call home while I was at it.
On my way back to the car to meet Mom, decided to stop in at the journalism department and say hi to the secretary and thank her for getting me into one of the classes I needed--it was about closing time but I knew she would be there. So we started talking and she started talking all at once about classes and before I knew it, I was registered for another needed class! That makes a nice trio of journalism classes...I didn't really know what to say except "you are so awesome" or something to that effect.
But more than that, I have so much to thank God for. He's kept a potentially disappointing quarter from starting out on a bad note and moved me forward in ways I couldn't have imagined. Life is good.
So...the day isn't over and I'm already high on another gift. It seems my family banded together and got me something they had been planning for since my 21st birthday. I opened a brand-new laptop computer of my very own this evening. I thought people were supposed to get this excited about having a car...I certainly didn't when I started driving and here I am a few years later feeling like a kid holding ice cream! Wow. The irony is that I had been thinking just today about asking some people I know for the best source...one less thing to dream about.
So you can have the honor of this personal invitation: rejoice with me!