Monday, September 10, 2012

Nights Like This

Today I started college classes for the first time. I am 26 hours and 45 minutes away, 1,714.97 miles away from Kentucky, which I consider "home". Mix in the hours,minutes and miles with the change of weather, and altitude and we can say that I'm a little bit more than homesick. I have great roommates, five of the to be exact, but I still feel lonely sometimes. 
I've been in Rexburg since last Thursday morning. I've met some really nice people but because there are almost 16,000 people on this tiny campus, it's hard to know for sure if I'll see them again.Today I was struggling with that fact which made me miss my three very best friends from Kentucky. Of course I miss a ton of my other friends, but those three have been there for years and have always been my rocks.
 I texted Mariah today letting her know that I wish that she was here with me because she was never the type to leave me by myself. Her confidence rubs off on me and she brings me out of my shell. I expressed to her that I miss her and that I had hoped we would have been able to experience college together, but as fate will have it, we are at separate schools, almost 2,000 miles way from each other. 
She told me to be strong, and the next thing I know: Nadia, her older sister who is married and is going to school here in Rexburg, shows up at my apartment per Mariah's request, and let's me know that she is here for me. She doesn't even know me and yet she was willing to come meet me and bring me cookies and tell me everything was going to be okay. 
I didn't even tell Mariah that I needed someone to comfort me, but she already knew. She knew the exact person to do that too. Nadia and Bryce (Nadia's husband) are so sweet and I am so grateful that they took time out of their night to come talk to me.
Once they left my apartment, I just started crying. Crying because I was happy, because I was sad. But mostly because I felt that God had blessed me with one of the best, most caring, selfless friends I could ever ask for. I don't know what I did to deserve her, but I'm glad she is in my life. I thank God every day for allowing me to have such an amazing friend. <3 p="p">

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