Five Minute Friday: Opportunity

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?

 

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Awana Student Letter

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.

An opportunity.

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.

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