I wouldn’ve posted this earlier, but I got home at 3:04 am and wanted nothing more than to go to bed. Anyway, Sunday was such a rad day. Like, wow. I was able to sleep in until 7:30! Then it was up with breakfast. After that I had to clean the house with the family, NBD. 10:45 am rolls around and I zoom off to church lookin’ mighty spiff, I must say. The service was amazing. I absolutely fell in love with it as soon as I got there. The message was super rad, but I will never get tired of watching Daniel play piano. The way he gets lost in a song is simply amazing. He just leaves this world and disappears for a bit into Daniel’s World. No one else exists. Nothing else exists passed his finger tips on those keys. It’s breathtaking to watch… The service taught me a lot in such a small amount of words. The service was essentially about faith. A truly honest faith is going to be completely fearless. It won’t always make sense and should be slightly reckless. Basically, we have to risk it to get the biscuit. Just a “One, two…three…” and we should sprint into whatever it is we’re doing - faith and head first. I’ll probably write a shhpeal about it later, but I forgot my notes in my car. I’m sitting in Anatomy right now, waiting for the class to start. Anyway, after the incredible service I drove to work where I met two cool dudes: Sheldon and Brice. Awesome guys. We hit after my four and a half hour shift. And then they invited me to dinner and drinks…
After saying no thank you, I headed home and made it around 7, so I ate dinner and waited for Daniel to be done with church. He called around 8:30pm. So, I picked him up and we went to Harbor House cafe for food and hot chocolate! With full tummies, we drove down to Huntington Beach and parked off of Main St. Then it was off to the beach for a God chat, uke sesh, and surprise! SWIMMING. Impulse of the night: Daniel and I sprinted into the water with nothing but our underroos on. He thought I was kidding when he said I wanted to go swimming. He actually laughed, then looked as if he were going to swallow his own tongue when he saw me reached for my shirt. LOL. Yup, there I was bra and underwear, shivering from the wind already, but I was not about to back down. One…two…THREE. Daniel and I bolted into the water as fast as our shivering legs could carry us. Plunged into the chilly water. I could never tell you why exactly I did it. I just felt God beside me, I suppose. He was watching us together and told me to take a leap of faith. To just go. And, without hesitation, I did. I don’t regret it at all. Even though I’m totally and completely exhausted today, I know that God wanted me to spend every minute I did with Daniel. He is exactly what I needed in my life. And, more than that, he’s exactly what I wanted…even if I didn’t realize it. Haha, God has a funny way of working things out. He’s using me to heal Daniel’s heart, and using Daniel to help me stay on His path. Granted, that’s not all our friendship is, but I feel that’s a major part of it and I couldn’t be happier. (: Anyway, after that moment of pure reckless insanity, I felt cleansed. Faith is indeed sometimes reckless, but it also makes you fearless. We stumbled back onto the beach where we shivered until well passed midnight. We sat on one of the towels and listened to the waves kiss the shoreline repeatedly. I sat up, snuggled in Daniel’s commandeered jacket while he lay down. Daniel fell asleep as I was rubbing his back. I was deep in conversation, too! Not with him, but with God. I talked to Him while Daniel snoozed lightly. THe ocean made a tantalizing ambiance track. Once it was about midnight, we were kicked off the beach. So I drove him home, but he didn’t get out of the car right away, instead we talked for two more hours about various things dear to our hearts. We even saw coyotes! They were circling my car, man. Creepy as all get out. They were just sauntering around, playing tag. It freaked me out when I first spotted them. LOL. Drove home and almost instantly fell asleep. Oh, Daniel. Why do you do these things to me? How can you keep me out so late, so easily? With nothing more than simple conversation. HOW.
Ugh. I’m dead tired, but it was totally worth it. Definitely.
God is so rad.