Tonight was magical. after months of not feeling well trying to recover from this head injury, tonight was one of the better nights. while i still had a headache, it was more manageable. i pushed myself to go to the @nybstuco christmas party and oh goodness am i happy to have pushed through! i was incredibly nervous to go because i was scared my head would start throbbing again and it would shut down my night. my fears were instantly calmed the moment bobby leddon said "hey macaila!" giving me the biggest smile i have ever seen, as i walked inside. hearing the joy in my friend's voice made me feel like i could handle whatever the night had in store. i'm telling you, bobby's joy was contagious because i instantly felt myself perk up. walking into the party i was overwhelmed- heart was full of love. i was surrounded by people i haven't seen in a while and it was incredible to catch up and pick up where we all left off.⠀
i almost cried more times than i could count- not because i was sad but because i was so happy! ryan (and his sarcasm) is home, the group of girls i co-lead decided to attend, friends near and far showed up to celebrate christmas, our small groups and each other. you could feel the happiness in the room. everyone was smiling and laughing. i felt like i was in one of those hallmark movies. ⠀
the point of this post is to say "thank you". thank you to each and every person i spoke to tonight. i am incredibly grateful to have you in my life. you play an important role. so.. to old friends, new friends, the musically inclined friends, talk every day friends and home for college break friends, i am grateful to have you in my life and you made my evening by just being you. thank you friends for taking my mind off of my injury. thank you for our long talks, small talks and for telling me stories and making me laugh! stay true to you and keep spreading love and happiness wherever you go.♥️✨ p.s y'all give the best hugs (yes, even those sweaty post basketball game hugs)!