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26 years ago, today

It's amazing how I can remember so much about one day 26 years ago, but I can't remember what happened two days ago...Today, 26 years ago, I met so many people who changed my life completely. If you had told me how important the choice to go to THAT church, THAT morning was, I would have told you (in my most sarcastic teenager voice) that you were crazy and that I was only going the one time because my mother was too chicken to go by herself. The first thing I remember is meeting the lady who gave us a ride to church. She was only expecting to pick up our neighbor lady, and instead she had her plus two. And one of those (me) was a snotty teen, with a chip on her shoulder about Baptists. And I am pretty sure she could tell by looking.  I could tell she wasn't thrilled by the surprise of extra people, but she was pleasant (I think our minds have been linked from that moment, it is sometimes scary how alike we think). I do think I remember her saying something about us being …

Meeting Family

Some of the scariest days of my life are the days I meet the biological family members of those I have adopted into my world as my family.  I am never sure how I will be received by those family members. I know how my biological family would react (because I have witnessed it! Not pretty!!), So my already existing social anxiety goes up.Yesterday, I met the younger son of the the couple I call Mom and Dad. I have known these people for more than 25 years, and yesterday was the first time I have ever seen either of their two sons.  My anxiety was so high yesterday, that the only reason I didn't back out of dinner with the family, was because I was too scared to call and cancel. 😊 (That mom, is such a mom!). Of course once I got to the house, I settled into myself, and all was fine.  We clicked like family, and they (son and daughter-in-law) were excited to know I would be at church tonight.  When I got to church tonight, their son pulled me aside, thanked me for watching out for h…