Dear Matt, I loved jammin to Mt. Eden Dubstep - Sierra Leone with you, and making the people above you bang on the ground because the bass was so loud! P.S One day left until our big party ;) We are officially stocked up with all the essentials! Dear Brooke, #122 on our list of things to do when you come back is to EAT the world's largest cookie and #123 is to swim in mud. Actually swimming would be gross so how about we just make a huge mud pit (the kind you eat of course) then eat it once we have it in our own individual bowls... You know how I am about germs. 104 days until you return!! I am getting excited just thinking about it... I need my other half! You are the banana to my PB, honey, and banana sandwich, the vinegar to my broccoli, and the dessert to my mouth. Okay, I will stop, this is getting weird.. point is I MISS YOU! Dear God, thank you for giving me the opportunity today to talk to such an inspiring man. Last year every morning on my run I would see this man riding in his "exercise"wheel chair all over College Station pushing it as fast as he could. We would always smile at each other or give a little wave, but never any more than that. Today, when I was biking at the Rec I saw this same man pushing himself along on the indoor track. I watched him do this for about a hour wishing I could talk to him. Finally I got up from the bike and started walking and talking next to him as he finished up his last few cool down laps. He recognized me right when I walked up to him, and he said "It's too cold to be outside today". I agreed with him, and told him exactly why I was stuck on the bike instead of running laps around the track. I was curious as to what actually happened to him so I asked. I am embarrassed to say, but I didn't really understand him. He said something about losing his legs in a Revolution. We talked for quite some time, and he said he does this almost every morning and averages about 8 miles a day! He hopes to even compete in a marathon some day, but has to get a different chair that goes faster for that type of race. It was so inspiring to listen to what he does everyday, and he was willing to talk about his whole story while having a huge smile on his face. It made me really step back and change my attitude about the "problem" I am dealing with right now. This man has gone through so much, and he doesn't let it get in the way of his happiness or goals. I am so happy I brought up the courage to go and talk to him. I think it made both of our days, and I think it was very important that I told him what an inspiration he was to me even before I met him! Dear Judy, today you told me to check my mail.... I feel like it is Christmas Eve! I have to wait all night to see what Santa brought me! I will notify you as soon as that office opens and I get my "present". My sister's mother in-law, father-in law. and brother-in law are definitely the coolest! :)
HOPE EVERYONE HAD A SUPER SATURDAY!
**I challenge all of you to do something you wouldn't normally do... Life is short.. take a chance!