Then I called my dad. Today is his 50th birthday. Happy Birthday, Dad!!! I can't believe he's fifty. Now I feel really grown up....like an adult. Woah, I guess I am, however I still qualify as a "youth" on Europe's trains. I don't feel like I am already 25. I feel like 23 maybe. Anyway, I talked to my dad, mom, and brother for several minutes. They are driving out to Colorado right now. I talked to them again tonight and was able to skype and see them all. That is the first time I have seen my parents faces in about a month and a half. Technology is AMAZING.
While I was doing all kinds of student loan business, Emmanuel walked into my room to give me my mail...my first piece of mail since I arrived!!! And as soon as I saw who it was from I started crying. Lina, Sanna, and Lucas, the kids I have been babysitting for the last 8 years, sent me a package with all kinds of things they made for me...some pictures they colored, a necklace, a keychain, a ring, and even something Lina wrote last summer about summers on Lake Cadillac. It is difficult to be away from those kids. I love them so much. I got to skype with them tonight as well. Basically, those little sweethearts made my week.
The mind is a funny thing. When I wrote that I was going to have a good day, I had no idea I would receive a package of love from those kids...I could just feel that I was going to have a good day. Foresight is a funny thing.