Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Another Bend in the Road

The closing chapter of the first Anne of Green Gables book is titled, "Another Bend in the Road." I believe it is Marilla that says it in regards to how one part of Anne's life is coming to a close, but how there will be so much more ahead, just beyond the bend, that she cannot yet see. (Wait, that sounds far too romantic for Marilla to say. Maybe Anne says it? If all my books weren't packed right now I'd go look. But you get the picture. Really, it was Lucy M Montgomery who said it, and I've always been proud to share my nickname (Lucy) with her.)
"Another bend in the road," is exactly how I am feeling tonight. An important chapter of my life has come to a close. But there is another bend in the road, with so much ahead that is not yet seen. The three years I spent in Utah were volatile roller coaster years to say the least. When I moved to Utah I was running away from something, desperately trying to leave my past behind me. This time things are different. I didn't want to leave. In spite of having no roots or ties to the area, I wanted to stay. But I chose to leave. I spoke openly to my friends about my reservations about leaving. But after a lot of introspection, prayer, and letting go of some pride, I am glad I made the choice to do it.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous8:56 PM

    I have been reading your blog ever since you went to Hiati, I like this that you blogged, as IM considering the same thing, I have no ties, its hard to leave your friends behind but, then I have other friends ahead of me of where I want to go.
    Thanks for posting and good luck


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