carol has a birthday today! carol is a new friend from church who i hope will become an old, good friend some day. she is smart and kind, and a good writer. she reinforces the side of me who wants to change the world by her thoughtful example. she reads good books, and is an excellent conversationalist. furthermore, carol is one of the few people in my current world who shares my conservative mennonite culture, and knows what it is to be a mennonite girl and a vineyard woman. like me, she didn’t go to rosedale, but did go to taylor. i can’t wait to keep getting to know her.
happy birthday, carol! remember, thirty is the new twenty!