Sunday, July 20, 2008

More Emotions

It was kind of an emotional day. The associate pastor at Pilgrimage is leaving and today was her last Sunday. I had never experienced a church goodbye quite like this before. Every time my mom left a church it was because she was at her wits end and she didn't look back once. But the situation is different here. By the end of the service, everyone was either in tears or fighting back tears. It was an amazing testament to Kristin's ministry, though. I can only hope and pray that one day a church loves me as much as Pilgrimage loves Kristin. I hope I was able to learn as much as possible from her in the nine months that Bruce and I have been attending PUCC.

After Bruce and I got home from church we tried to clean and pack a little bit more. After an emotional morning, I'm not sure packing was the best thing for me to do. At one point I broke down and started crying because our apartment is sort of in shambles at the moment. I'm not really sure when I let it get away from me, but I'm making a promise to myself that I don't let it happen in the new apartment. This past year Bruce and I have been focusing on making sure we stay afloat and I think we lost focus of why we're living together and that a strong physical house nourishes a strong spiritual house. I don't think we really took pride in where we were living. It was only our first year of being on our own, so I'm trying not to beat myself up over it too much. I also realize that we're getting married in less than a year so anything that I don't absolutely HAVE to have I should wait until we get married and I can register for it. If we're going to have as many people at the wedding as it seems right now then I'm going to need a big registry!! So for right now I'm just going to wait out the next two weeks, and then start a new chapter of Bruce and my life in Atlanta.

Right around this time last year, I was getting ready for Bruce to come home from Africa. I can't believe it's been a year. I think back to where I was and then think about where I am now and I realize how much I've grown since then. Life has taken me in some pretty crazy directions this past year, but they've all been amazing and I wouldn't change a thing!!


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