I’m joining the Gypsy Mama and her Five Minute Fridays. Rules are: for only five short, bold, beautiful minutes. Unscripted and unedited. We just write without worrying if it’s just right or not. Won’t you join us?
Opportunity is staring me straight in my tear filled eyes. As I close the door of the church that has been my home for the past 20 years for one last time, I am overcome with opportunity. A change. A much needed change.
A change to spread my wings and grow my roots in a larger garden. An opportunity to focus on my spiritual health as opposed to worrying about what leaders will or will not make it to small groups. A hope of spiritual support and a promise of community.
And yet, it’s so hard to face this new opportunity. It’s hard to leave what once was home…even-though the feeling of home has long since disappeared. It’s hard to leave the children that I’ve come to love – to look them in the eye and say “It’s just time for me to go.” I can’t answer all of their questions, my words fail me. I can’t explain the hurt in my heart without causing a seed of discord to grow in their hearts. So I let it be. I comfort them and they comfort me and we say goodbye to each other
And hello to new opportunities.