Saturday, January 22, 2005
Tonight I sent out a mesage on the Board for my friends to come in and eat at my work and request me as their waiter if they felt like it. I was hoping a few would be there. Mostly I just wanted to see some friendly faces, since I was seriously stressing over the results of the post I put up last night. I couldn't believe it when The Duchess, Phoenix, Latro, Mynamyn, Dino-mite, Uffish Thought, Novel Concept, and Ma, Pa, and Baby Grape all came in. It really made me feel great. Validated, you know? It was just such a blessing to see them all there to support me. Well, and to eat some rocking good fajitas. While I was still serving them, Toasteroven showed up with four hot women. Kinda reminds me of his poem. So I got to serve them, too. A girl from our ward also came and requested me. The funniest part of the night was when I was going slowly up the stairs with everybody's specialty drinks and accidentally dumped them all down the front of my shirt. It was such a mess. I had to go change clothes. After everybody left, I just walked around doing my job and feeling the spirit so strongly. I am so glad to know that I have friends who will back me up when I need it. I love my fellow Board writers. They are such amazing people. You can't help but feel a special connection with people who can see the worst things about you but notice only the best. I really felt like if people had looked at me at that point, they could have seen the flames of the spirit licking my arms and just all of me. It was such a strong outpouring of Heavenly Father's love, made evident by the love of my friends. I couldn't stop smiling. The owner dropped by, and told me that he'd heard what I'd done. "Oh, you mean my huge spill?" I dumbly asked. "No, e-mailing all your friends and getting them to come in." Oh, right. He told me that he was going to give me a prize, and that from now on he'd be instructing the other servers to do the same thing. That was great. And now I'm home, and I'm happy, and I really still expect persecution ahead, but now I know I don't face it alone. Bless you, 100 Hour Board. You and all your writers.