Ah, okay where were we? Oh yes, stories from my trip. I had the pleasure of firstly meeting most of Jason’s family. They were very sweet to me, his sister Rachel even was my host for the weekending, including letting me sleep in her bed. His brother Matt is the quite one in the bunch but sweet just the same. Meeting his parents for some reason made me nervous. But they both set me at ease the moments I got the met them and said too kind things after I left. His mom hopes that I didn’t leave thinking the family is strange. I don’t, other than I kept getting shown, without mention, a picture of their younger half sister Taylor. Even a baby photo, which was cute, but strange none the less to me for some reason. I fear I may of been too quite, which I am around people I don’t know well. Hopefully I can warm up more to them at Thanksgiving time.
I also had the privilege of meeting, what is known as “The Friendship Circle” this past weekend. Starbucks is always a great place to met friends and for it being suggested, tons of cool points right off the bat. Then, one of them orders the same drink I do just because it sounds good. Why that merits accepts in me is so me, I know, but it worked none the less. After hearing many stories and reading these great folks blogs, I spent too small amount of time with Stuart , Kate, Lauren and Jon . These are some of the neatest people you’ll ever met. Between the teasing one another, they took me in with barely knowing me. Accepting me into their friendship circle from the moment they met me and that probably warmed my heart above anything else during the weekend. I am so looking forward to making them my own friends. (Also plotting things with the girls, tee-hee)
Jason has a few high schoolers with crushes on him. Not surprising, I know. The kids at his youth group that I also got to met were so sweet. I loved the fact one of the girls who I had yet to met, I saw from a distance rubbing Jace’s checks. The look on his face was just too classic. I laughed and smiled at him from across the room and walked over to met his small chick who had a thing for gruff. Apparently she claims Jason is dating an older version of herself since shes from Cali, shares the same last name and has brown hair and blue eyes. Cute girl.
Last, but not least, I was able to met a very good friend of Jason’s name Tim Stephens. I had heard many stories and had phone calls cut short due to lunches with this guy. We graced his apartment for a few hours this past weekend. What scared me was how much Tim’s room looked a ton like my brothers, but clean. I will always have an image in my mind of Tim pointing at a potted plant saying “Urb”. Makes me laugh just thinking about it.
I cant really put into words how it warmed my heart to be accepted by Jace’s friends and family. It was an unsaid prayer for acceptance since I feel it so lacking in my own life here. I cant wait to go back to Greensboro, for the people who I only had too brief of moments with.