Sunday, November 23, 2008
8 Long Years in the Making
I went to church for the first time in 8 years today. I'm guesstimating around 8 years because Hayden is 7 and I was preggers for 9 months, so give or take 8 years. Jacob has been sick the last few days so he and Hayden stayed home. I went to the Fellowship Church out here in Fort Worth. It was good. Different than what I was used to. The last church I went to was the First Presbyterian Church of Dallas, down by the Farmers Market. I loved the pastor, he was awesome. But I got pregnant with Hayden, and life happend. I'm not making excuses, but I did have my reasons. You would have to know me to understand, explaining them here wont make a lot of sense. But suffice it to say that I was bitter. And, let's be really honest with ourselves. I was 16 when I got pregnant. Show me one girl who gets pregnant at 16, who has everything going for her, who is happy about it. I was an honor roll kid, super involved in soccer, and had a million friends. I was seriously the LAST person you would ever expect to get into that kind of trouble. I think that is enough to make a girl bitter. I didn't think I needed church.
But now I'm older, and I have a little bit more sense (not much mind you lol). And I just kind felt like something was missing. I thought about it...and figured that maybe it was God. I've putzed around here, the blogger world..and a lot of ladies around here seem to have a strong sense of faith and I thought maybe that was what I was missing. So I'm giving it a try.
Wish me luck on our journey to find a good fit for us. The whole family is going next week. Fellowship Church has a great kids ministry program that I think Hayden would really enjoy, and I think Jacob will like it too. So we'll see if the search ends there or if we're in for another round of church shopping...is that the right thing? Church Shopping?? hmm..doesn't sound right, but hey...I kinda like it!
OH and If you're looking for my fit friday post, you wont find it. Sorry. With nothing but a couple runs to report..there isnt much to say.
Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! Yay for Turkey Day!