My roommate is away as he chose to go back home for Thanksgiving. My friend, I hope all is going well for you and I look forward to your return. However, he does not that I would be doing this and I am sure he would agree with all that I say here. This is going to be another one of my threads of thanks and appreciation.
Last Saturday night, he and I went to an event at the home of our Seminary President. I keep the identity secret for my own anonymity. However, he knows who he is and rest assured, I will be making sure he gets a copy of this blog. What we went to was what I’m thinking is an annual event held every year with a band playing 50’s and 60’s rock music and food and fellowship with students.
One big highlight was meeting an apologist there that my roommate will remember. He knew me from past encounters and I wanted to be sure he got to meet my roommate. My roommate didn’t know who he was at first and when he found out, I wish the cameras could have been in the courtroom to see the excitement that he had.
I’m not much of a music guy, although I do enjoy the time period that was being played. My Dad raised me up on that music and I know it well. However, wanting more to meet Seminary students and cold weather drove me to go inside where I chatted with some of them and found out that our Seminary has several great minds. (If any of you who I gave my info to haven’t contacted me yet, do so!)
I was pleased though that the president took some time aside to chat with my roommate and I about issues concerning us. I have been impressed with him ever since we got here. He has come to know us well and calls us by name. It amazes me that he’s willing to take time to be with us. We can easily call him friend.
Thus, we want to thank you for all that you’ve done for us. You opened up your home to us when all you knew was that we were students at the seminary and you treated us like honored guests. You invited us for discussion and have done everything in your power to make us feel at home.
We respect your position, of course, but at the same time, we believe that we can approach you as friends. That is something we value in our president. You know us well and you treat us as just friends you’d like to hang out with, and believe me, we certainly enjoyed it.
We both left that evening and I think my thought summarized the whole thing well. “I didn’t think I’d enjoy it as much as I did.” I had an awesome time and I definitely look forward to another such event. I see your being the president of our Seminary is going to be one of the things that keeps us going strong.
Thus, we extend our thanks and hope that you will have such an event again and want you to know that we are in your debt. We will be glad to help you out in any way that is in our power so don’t hesitate to let us know. We look at you and call you president and by a proper “Mr. X”, but more importantly, we can call you friend.
We look forward to our years of education with you for with you in charge, we know they will be great!
By the way, and those in the know on this joke will understand, I love peanut butter.