Well, my birthday was this past Friday, and I'm now 19. My parents came down for Friday and Saturday, and we went out to eat a few times and went shopping. I was glad they came down, and I had a lot of fun. And you know what? Mitch ended up coming down here, too! He got here Saturday night, so we spent time together then and also on Sunday. I was so glad he came, because we had originally thought that he wouldn't be able to. Mitch is so good to me. He came down even though I'd just been home the week before and will be home in less than two weeks from now, even though it's expensive for him to come visit me. I was so happy though, I don't think I stopped grinning the entire time :)
In other news, I've almost survived this semester! Last day of class is this Thursday, and my last final is next Thursday. Then, I'll be homeward bound! (anyone remember that movie? sorry, random thought. also, that's a good song. youtube it, but be careful which choir you listen to.)
String Project (the thing I teach for) had it's first concert of the year tonight. I work with the beginners, so this was really their first concert! It went well, and I'm really proud of them and all the hard work that they've done this semester. One thing was really strange though-I was nervous! Isn't that weird? The focus wasn't even on me, but I was so nervous that I was shaking! I guess I was so nervous for the kids, since it was their first concert, and because their performance would be the first reflection of me that a lot of people saw. Does that even make sense? I don't know, but either way, I was nervous!
Back to what I was saying before-Mitch is so good to me. I really am blessed to have him, and I wish I knew how to show it better. This past Sunday marked eleven months of being a couple, and I wouldn't have chosen to spend those eleven months any other way. In a way, it's hard to believe that it's been that long. I suppose it's because I can still remember our first dates clearly. But at the same time, we've come so far, and have grown a lot together. Even though I just saw him yesterday, I can't wait to see him again. This whole long-distance relationship thing is hard, but worth it. Sure, being apart is hard, especially when you're both busy. And yes, it's hard when all you want to do is just be in their arms. Being apart and having to be in different places is hard, and at times frustrating. But that just makes the moments you have together that much sweeter. This may be stupid, but sometimes I feel like it helps me to value Mitch more. Not just Mitch, either-- it also helps me value my friends. And you know what? I wouldn't have it any other way.