Though I won't go into a detailed account of my 21st birthday celebrations, I did want to make some record of the weekend.
On Friday afternoon, my mother came home with a bag of presents for me that included clothes, flip-flops, candy, and balloons.
A delicious cookie cake, which I shared with my mother, Thomas, and Pie, followed.
That evening, I went out to dinner with three friends to a great local restaurant where I bought my first legal drink (a rum and coke).
After that, three of our group of four went out to the movies.
The next day, I drove to Center Town to Hippy Guy's house, where I stayed Saturday night.
We went out to dinner, then to a bar, and then back to somebody's house.
On Sunday I came home.
The care that Hippy Guy showed me, the efforts that many friends took to ensure my 21st birthday was safe and fun, made me feel blessed.