Thursday, April 15, 2010

Living in Community

I can't even begin to explain all the ways that living in community blesses me. It touches nearly every aspect of my life. At home, at school, at church. Driving to school, preparing meals, walking my dog. All relational. wow.

I also can't believe I haven't always been here. I used to live a very isolated life. Out in the middle of 5 acres. If someone drove up the driveway, I could be safe betting they were lost. No one knew me - and even those who felt they did, didn't know very much.

But, little by little, that has changed. I have friendships and relationships interwoven throughout the community. Naturally, some know me better than others. Some know at a glance how things are going in my world, others merely recognize my face.

There are those I can count on, should I have a need. Those that spontaneously ask my boy if he is helping his mother. Those that bring a smile, or share a meal. There are those that let me do the same for them. We live and grow together.

Connectedness is truly a gift. I am grateful I decided to accept it.

1 comment:

Rachael said...

Amen, Sister! It takes a Village...