today has been quite the day. enough of a day that i felt the need to post something about it. second day of classes, and techinically I am supposed to be feeling better by now. Not quite the case by the end of hebrew class I was just barely holding in my coughs and it got steadily worse as the day progressed. By dinner I was coughing so much that I wasn’t even hungry anymore. But there was so much good today too. My classes are fabulous! I love all my profs and the content of every class is so interesting. I got all my homework done today so that I am free after babysitting tomorrow. I watched an episode of Bones, my favorite thing to destress to. And then of course the best part ever, GROUP was tonight. Group is like my spiritual nourishment, i’ve loved it since the first one freshman year, and i faithfully attend every week. this week Karina got to come over and come to Group with us which she really needed, life has been really rough for her lately. Things got better at Group, despite the fact that I had to leave right at the begining cause I thought I was going to die of coughing. I really felt a connection with God tonight and thats the first time in a few months that I felt really closely connected with Him. It was a good gift and a good chance for me to open my heart up to Him and kind of give my year to him, I spent time reflecting my past two years at SPU and kind of realizing how faithful He has been in my life in the biggest and smallest ways. What am I so scared of? I don’t know. Finally at Group the played the song that I LOVE, that I waited all last year for them to play. It was so perfect, and afterwards Sam literally came up and tackled me, which caused me to laugh, and then proceed to cough until I thought I would die, which caused some Freshmen to get super freaked out and think we were really weird, which kind of made me laugh more. Joyful little Sam decided we had to commemorate this with a swinging date, so Sam Kayla and I yet again headed up to the swings, and had a great conversation, and relaxed and looked at the beautiful stars. This sounds rediculously mushy and cliche and every other form of ridiculous girlishness I know, but its my life and I love it a lot at times like this. God has blessed me so deeply and thoroughly and i can’t even begin to scratch the surface. Its so fun the days I see all the blessings rather than all the disappointments.