Private to Quinn:
We made it. Isn’t it insane to think of where we are now considering where we started?
I want you to have this so you know to never lose your way.
I love you, Q.
Thank you, Rach. It’s beautiful. I’m sure between this and the compass Sam gave me for Christmas, I’ll have no problem keeping myself on the right path.
Love you, person!
My dad had to take the lint roller away from her. If she ran it over my tie any more I think it would have changed colors.
Which tie did you wear?
I don’t think she’s going to make it through the ceremony.
Our mothers are so much alike sometimes, it’s scary. Mom won’t stop fussing over me - she keeps trying to run a lint roller over my dress and get my hair ‘just right’ while she’s driving.
It is. I like to believe things can only look up now, really. I think we’ve been through enough drama for the next ten years.
I agree - I’m looking forward to some smooth sailing for the next few years. I know life is going to keep changing, but if it could be minor changes rather than drastic ones, I think I’ll be okay with that.
It’s almost scary. I feel like this year has gone by so much faster than the previous ones. Then again, a lot has happened. I suddenly feel so old and young at the same time, you know?
A lot has happened in the past year, yes. It feels like so much longer than a year, but then again shorter. It’s kind of mind-boggling. But it’s nice to know we made it this far, you know?
Oh. Yes. I am very excited. I feel good. It feels weird, though. Being nineteen, I mean.
I know what you mean. Since I turned 16, the rest of my birthdays haven’t really felt terribly different, just odd. Kind of like time hasn’t really passed, and yet here we are. Years older. It’s kind of like realizing graduation is tomorrow - how did it even get here so fast?
Quinn! Thank you so much! They look amazing! Wait, my real present? These are already perfect. I’ll make sure to serve them along with the ones Sam is making.
You’re welcome! And yes, you have another real present that’ll come later for your party. Are you excited? How do you feel?
I know you probably will already be inundated with cake and cupcakes for your birthday, but I couldn’t resist making these for you.
Your real present is coming later, but in the meantime, enjoy these! And don’t let anyone else believe they’re too pretty to be edible. :)