In the last week, as I’ve been out and about in our town, I’ve been very aware of one of the joys of living in a small town. No matter where we go, the grocery store, theater, restaurant, gym….wherever , we run into people we know. There are teachers my kids’ had in school who also went to our church, co-workers with whom we share sporting events for our kids, and pastors who were our college friends.
In a few months, we will be moving back to a big city, after 18 years in this small town. There are different joys there for us to re-discover and experience for the first time, and even though I feel in my spirit that it’s time to move, I will miss the joys of this small town….