Loveth, our day volunteer in the Dining Hall, went back to school in Nigeria. Her brother, Bob (pronounced bobe), took her place.
Dorothea, leader of our small group & the sweetest cabin mate ever, left last Friday. Our other roommate, Melanie, left as well. The following Sunday, we got two new cabin mates and they are awesome! Erika is a 22 year old girl from Holland who is extremely sweet and genuine. Then Aimee is an 18 year old girl from St.Louis who is super artsy. The first night I met her, she was really overwhelmed by everything and so I laid in my bed praying for her. Last night, we started talking to each other and found out that she made her own prom dress out of coffee filters and is kind of famous for it! While showing me pictures on facebook, I came to find out that she loves to crochet…now listen to this: We’ve had a bag full of yarn and boxes full of knitting needles and crochet hooks since long before I arrived. There was never a reason for us to keep the bag in our room & we thought about giving it to the boutique several times because it was taking up so much space. When we told Aimee about it, she got so excited & told us that a huge struggle she had while packing was whether or not to take yarn with her…little did she know that she would be provided with all she needed and more. How cool is that?!
Only 2 of my original roommates still remain on the ship: Bonny Jean (Georgia) & Michelle (Canada)
The new people are: Soo Yeon (Korea), Aimee (St. Louis), Erika (Holland), Mel (England) & Kendall (St. Louis). We probably have the youngest room on the ship, considering that we hold 5 out of the 8 eighteen year olds on the ship! But it’s fun because we all get along, can relate to each other, and it feels like camp.