Well, another week of college has gone by. I took some tests, turned in some projects, and tried my best. Now that all my work is done, it is time for the weekend. Time to get ahead on some work and time to relax. But…this may not be the most relaxing weekend here at Messiah, because it is Homecoming weekend and we are celebrating 100 years! I am still amazed at the amount of activities planned for this big event. I don’t think anyone could possibly be bored! There are athletic events, plays, reunions, festivities, speakers, comedians, etc. This campus couldn’t be any busier, people are everywhere. Friends, family, alumni are all coming to celebrate and reunite. Now, there is one problem…it looks like rain all weekend. So all we can do is pray that for some miraculous reason it will all go away. But I don’t think a little rain is going to stop Messiah’s party!
Now with all this said…you would think that I have some pretty crazy plans for the weekend. Well, I do. Today I started class at 7:45 and ended at 12:00. Then my uncle flew in from Chicago (an ‘84 grad of Messiah), so we had lunch together and went on a little tour of campus. Now I am at work, but I am planning to spend some time with my cousins tonight (also part of the Messiah College community). Tomorrow there are some powderpuff games that I would like to attend (another cousin of mine is playing on the freshman team). At 12:00 I will be the student photographer at the class of ‘84 reunion. Then some more of my family is coming to campus. Plus, a big soccer game is scheduled Saturday night. It is wonderful to watch everyone reuniting and meeting up with old friends again!
Wait, I forgot to mention that my family will also be around and it is farmer’s fair weekend in my hometown. This is a big deal. The little town of Dillsburg is having a fall celebration as well, and all of my high school friends are coming home. What am I going to do! I guess it will all work out somehow. So, even though it is rainy, I am going to try to make the best of this weekend of celebrations!