Do you ever do something and wonder why in the world you didn’t do it sooner?
Me too. Its a good feeling (somewhat), because it means whatever you finally did was a success. It went better then expected. Its a bad feeling (somewhat) because you’re left wondering why in the world you didn’t do it sooner. This applies to a few things in my life right now.
Our family was out of church for a couple years (well, the kids and I really). It happened unintentionally. Ryan had been working in a church for a number of years and took a new job directing a non-profit ministry. It was a needed change. It was the right change for him/us. But part of his job meant he would be working Sundays visiting local churches to raise support for the ministry. Sundays started looking quite different then the previous years.
At the beginning of this year we found a church that offered a Saturday night service and we started attending church as a family again. It felt strange but comfortable. Jameson asked if we were going to church again and Lucia asked every.single.day to go to her “class” (which is actually a nursery.. but I have to remind her she still wears diapers). We had quite a few valid excuses for not going to church for two years. After all, Ryan is in a different church most every Sunday. Maybe it was the break that makes me appreciate church so much more? We’re back in church.
Ryan came home last night after speaking at youth camp all of last week. We’re all happier together. Tonight we enjoyed our first walk (of the summer) by Lake Superior. This is 15 minutes from our house! Why in the world is this our first walk of the season? Crazy.. right?
I’m feeling stirred and ready for something. I don’t want to wish I had done it sooner.