Erika’s Mom came for a visit here to Craig for the first time this weekend. The first thing we did was give her the grand tour. As we progressed through the lobby and ran into people we know, we would always stop and visit. Talk about our progress, our hopes and our lives. After the third stop, I began to realize something. I realized that this place has become for me my own little community. A place where everyone here is striving for the same end goal. We all are rooting each other on. We are all sharing the same pain. The bonds created here are deep and meaningful. It is too bad we live in a society where we can’t find the same kind of community with our neighbors. Because in our neighborhoods, we are all striving for very similar goals in our lives. We are striving for a safe place to live, a safe family, a job that fulfills us, to be loved, and somenne to love us back. I hope to have that sense of community in my future.
Janice, Erika’s mom, and I all set off to a movie yesterday. The movie was Blood Diamond. It’s a story of the black and illegal market of diamonds from Africa. It pretty much was a heavy story. I would recommend watching it though.
Tomorrow is the big day. I was having a hard time about turning 30 before this fiasco and I have feeling it still will be difficult. I guess I need to remember all that I do have. Besides I have the Super Bowl to distract me for all the birthday talk.
One last thing before I go. I went and got myself a haircut today. Average Joe came with his clippers in hand this afternoon, however he was limited on his attachments. The only one he had was one longer than my hair today. So, after some discussion we came up with an alternative plan. I am not going to describe it and just let you see it for yourself. I just figured that I am 30, in a hospital and in a chair. I have nothing to lose. I would get used to it though. I am keeping it as long as I am here.
Have a great Sunday and Super Bowl. Go Colts. Once again thanks for all your support.