I was thinking the other day, how I have finally let go of my former town that we lived in and raised our children in. Our lives were there. Thirty years of our lives were there. Some how my heart is no longer there and I am finally OK with that. I do not feel connected there any more. Of course my best friends are still there, but I talk with them weekly.
I have made roots in this little town of Panola, and Waskom. It has been a welcomed surprise to wake up and know that it is all good. I am going to this small church and am so thankful that I feel at home there. So it seems that God has worked on me without me even knowing it. I am so grateful. I moved my membership from my former church and joined Bethel U.M.C. I think I made a good choice. The people are mostly older, but I have always enjoyed older folks. There are about 50 people that come on a regular basis, but there are 175 on the roles. The congregation was so very welcoming to me and I really like them all.
Last week I worked a little bit at the shop that I previously worked at before injuring my knee. I enjoyed seeing my friends there. I will work maybe one day a week on an as needed basis. This week I will be making cemetery saddles and then gift baskets for the holidays. It is so difficult for me to stay retired. It gets so monotonous doing the same thing every day. Do you ever feel that way?
It feels like it has taken me forever to plant my feet and start living my new life here. Doc has work and he doesn't really do the things I do. He likes to garden and generally be outside. Men are so different from women. I on the other hand like to volunteer, work part time and meet people. I never meet a stranger. So today, I am feeling extra blessed that I could let go of my former home, friends and church and look forward to the future.
I can't thank you all enough for listening to me these last two years or so. I know that I would not have made it if not for my blogging buddies. You will never know how much your presence has meant to me. I know you will be glad not to hear me whine so much about being unhappy.
It is with great joy that I announce that I have found my JOY again. I hope I don't loose it for a long, long time. I think my therapist will be stunned at the progress I have made in my life.