You know in Genesis when God says how a man should leave his parents and cleave to his wife. I totally paraphrased that. Pastor Larry always mentions how when you get married you need to leave and cleave. Well folks, the same can be true when you move to a new home, in a new town, in a new county with everything that comes along with that being, key word here, NEW. I'm not comparing this with marriage by any means just saying how you need to leave the old town and cleave to the new, obviously in a lesser degree.
I feel a bit like Sally Fields. Kristi and Kelli like me, they really like me. I too want to come visit at AWANA. I'd love it actually. But you see I need to stay away for now, just a little bit longer. I'm such the introvert that I'd rather stay locked up in my house than go out and actually meet people....gasp.....oh the horror. I have now been living in my little hole pretending to hibernate and the small amount of extrovert in me is now starting to win out.
We've been attending the monthly Pleasant Lake 4H meetings. I've met a couple people and you should have heard me scream with excitement when I noticed one of the dads from 4H in the paper recognized during Crossing Guard Appreciation Week. "HEY, I know him!!" I actually knew someone who was in the Osceola paper. Well that started the downward tumble into extrovert land. Anna and I attended storytime at the Osceola Public Library yesterday and at the end of February the kiddos are registered for swimming lessons at the aquatic center. I'm doing it. I'm actually leaving my house and getting involved in my new community.
I had to stay away from my "crutch", that is my hometown for the last 25+ years, where I couldn't go anywhere and not see a familiar face. If I kept running home I'd never have reason to make Osceola my new home. I think I might be ready to accept the blessing I have that can now be two places in which I know lots of friendly faces. I'm working on it.
I promise to come visit in the spring. Thanks for thinking of me. I miss you all a whole bunch. I will come visit on a Wednesday.