This diary entry is part 15 of 28 in Lily's diary dated 19 - January 2023

Hi! It’s me! Lily!!!

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Jack and I went on a date today!  We haven’t been able to date for a while, so today we did!!!

Well, first I went to church.  It was… church.  The pastor was talking about forgiveness.  I guess I understand forgiveness.  At least in my head.  In my heart, maybe not as much.  What would I do if I found out someone had taken my memories?  Either intentionally or accidentally?  Could I forgive them?  Maybe.  I don’t know.  I guess I forgave Emiko, but she did cause a lot of damage – some of which she couldn’t have foreseen.  Have I forgiven Robert?  I…  that’s a tough one.  He didn’t mean to.  Is there anything to forgive?  Maybe there is.  Maybe Emiko’s the one who needs to forgive him.  If she wants to.

Sabby says forgiveness is a refusal to live in the past.  Maybe it is.  But the past does affect the present, right?  Maybe being “born again” is starting new without the burdens of the past.  Or… maybe not.  The pastor sure says weird stuff sometimes.

He asked me if I want to be baptised.  I said no thank you.  To hear them explain it, a baptism is for those who want to commit.  I don’t even know what to commit to!.

But Jack did come with me today, and that was nice.  He gets about as bored as I do sometimes.  But we entertained ourselves by (discreetly) texting each other.

After church we got pancakes.  I got chocolate pancakes, as usual.  Hah!  I think I’m starting to rub off on Jack.  He did too.

So we didn’t do anything special on our date.  I… taught him how an engine works.  He seemed interested.  He knows how to use tools but his father’s more on the intellectual side so no one taught him how an engine works, or anything like that.  My car needed an oil change anyway, so I pulled out all the tools and let him do it.  He didn’t seem to mind, he liked it when I brought him some lemonade and told him how big and strong he is.

Hahaa!  He knew I was kind of play-acting and he still loved it.


After that we went to his house – his parents had taken Grace to some event for a few hours.

We cuddled on the couch and watched a movie.  Lily jumped in our laps and the three of us cuddled.  It was nice.  She got on both of us, flopped over on her back with her paws up, and started snoring.  Hahha!!!!

When Grace and her parents got back, we talked for a little while, and then I went home.

Bedtime!!!  And I’m tired!!!  Tonight was a boring post, but they can’t all be winners!!!

Love you all!!! ❤

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