Warm Weather, Warm Heart
Posted on Monday, March 7th, 2016 by Katie Beedy
Yesterday was awesome on so many levels.
First of all, it was almost 70 degrees outside. Something you should all know about me is that I get really, REALLY excited about the changing of seasons– the first orange leaf on the sidewalk, the first dusting of snow, the first warm, hopeful day. When I stepped out into the sunshine on Sunday morning after a very long, exhausting week, I immediately felt rejuvenated.
Second, I got to see some of my best friends from high school. I was lucky enough to graduate from Moorhead High with a very solid core group of friends. When we went our separate ways for college, I was terrified that we would drift apart; instead, the distance has actually helped us grow closer. Every time we reunite, I am amazed by how little has changed. This time, we shared laughs and stories over brunch at Village Inn and ran around Gooseberry Park (in t-shirts!!!)
Third, I got to experience the Concordia Choir’s incredible home concert from the second row of Memorial Auditorium. The choir has spent the last two weeks traveling, sight-seeing, and performing in churches along the East coast. Yesterday, their already beautiful music was made even more powerful by the tangible bond that had formed between them on the trip. When members of the choir began to cry during the last few songs of the program, I felt my own eyes fill with tears. I am so lucky to go to a school where beautiful art is made and appreciated. Their concert has also helped me get pumped up for my own miniature tour with the Chapel Choir, which we will embark on next Thursday.
We all get in our own funks once in awhile, and sometimes it takes a very special day to bring us out. Yesterday was that day for me. My skin is warm, and so is my heart.