Monday, September 10, 2012

Never Say Never


I never thought I’d be happy to see a burn can again, but I was. When my husband dragged it home (compliments of a friend) and we burned our first batch of garbage, I felt my heart connect to this town I call home again.

I can’t begin to write how I feel now. I walk into Thomas’s Grocery store and find myself halting in the frozen section—seeing ghosts of my younger self strolling through the aisle with my two-year old daughter in the cart begging for ice cream.

Tonight we went to dinner with old friends at a restaurant we used to frequent after dropping our kids off at the camp up the road. I glanced over at a nearby gas station and saw myself buying last minute snacks for my daughter to hold her over for the week.

“Remember the pie our husbands would bring us home after taking the kids?” Kelly reminded me as we entered the building.

I hadn’t.

But now I did.

So many memories of another time—another life.

We sat in the moonlight on a pontoon boat the other night with friends we hadn’t seen in years. I was sure how we would be together but our conversation picked up as though we’d been together the day before.

I have relationships again.

God is teaching me so many lessons right now.

Never say never.

Accept those around you.

Be grateful for what you left.

I can’t wait for tomorrow. 

25 comments:

Teresa Coltrin@Journaling Woman said...

You are where you belong. :)

Robin @ Be Still and Know said...

I am so happy that you have found a place where you feel some peace. So many people miss the lesson that Go is trying to impart upon us during out difficulties by only focusing o the circumstances. You are ahead of the game by trying to glean as much from your situation and learn from it as possible. I am a firm believer in the knowledge that God never wast a moment where He is not trying to reach, teach and love us through all things!

Welcome Home!
Blessing
R

Yolanda said...

Sweet!

joyce said...

I am happy for you. I believe some of the reasons for your blessings are that you have a grateful heart and a willingness to allow God to lead you. May He continue to bless you and yours.

Julie Jarnagin said...

That's awesome! Glad to have you back into the blogging world too :)

Angie Ledbetter said...

Untrue adage: You can never go home again. :)

Joanne Sher said...

This absolutely, positively warms my heart. So VERY happy for ya.

Erica Vetsch said...

I love all your memories and I'm so glad you're getting settled once more.

Loree Huebner said...

Love this! You are on such a wonderful journey.

I'm so happy for you, Terri!

Nancy said...

I can't tell you how happy I am to see you this excited. We are happiest with our friends and family. That's why my daughter and her family came home.

Hoping you will find many new joys ahead.

Trisha said...

Thank the Lord Terri, for taking you back to your home. God, Family, Friends, what more can one ask for.

Lin Floyd said...

what blessings have come after the trial of your faith...

Keli Gwyn said...

I'm glad you're home again and feeling so content. Terri. Enjoy!

Susan said...

It's wonderful to be in a place where you feel a sense of belonging, isn't it Terri?

We made a similar sojourn. I'm back in my hometown and often have flashbacks of decades ago, when I was a "young un."
Sometimes I think, "Oops. Better hurry.I'll be late for high school French class." WHAT??????? I haven't been in high school for DECADES. ha!

I'm SO HAPPY for you. I can hardly contain my gratitude to God for bringing you home. Susan

Cindy in PA said...

So happy to see you have relationships again and I love the thought of your friend reminding you of a pie memory! Sweet :) Welcome home!

Beth K. Vogt said...

Ah, you're finding that "best" God often has waiting for us behind the door marked "Never."
Love the "feel" of this post ... hope and wonder is woven through each word.

Julie Gillies said...

Terri, I'm so, so happy for you, my friend. It's like you've come full-circle...a wide, circle that it's taken a looong time to get around, but now you're back, and clearly God is orchestrating it all.

Enjoy the beautiful autumn weather!

Melissa Marsh said...

So very happy for you, Terri. You are where you belong. I can feel the joy through your words.

Jeanette Levellie said...

I am so happy for you, Terri. I know the Lord is going to use you to touch lives where you are right now.

Maria I. Morgan said...

Glad to hear you're enjoying being home! Sounds like lots of wonderful relationships to jump back into. So happy for you Terri! Hugs & Blessings!

Sassy Granny ... said...

I'm delighted that you're having such a great time settling in. God is soooooo good!

Karen Lange said...

So happy to hear your news! Glad things are coming together. :) Wishing you all the best!

Sally said...

Hey, happy that you've found comfort and peace. Blessings.

Jessica Nelson said...

Yay!! I'm so excited for you. :-) That must feel so weird but in a good way.

Lydia Kang said...

Never say never is right!
Accepting those around us is hard, but more rewarding in the end.