Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Day 207: Why I Love It Here

So, something has happened over the last little while and it seems I rarely go out without bumping into someone I know. I don't know about you, but I LOVE that. It just makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. We actually live in a fairly big city, bit somehow it maintains a small rural feel.

We really have the best of both worlds here because the community feels very connected like in a small town, but we don't have to drive two hours to get to a real grocery store or a mall or anything like that.

Just move my family 8 or 10 or 12 hours closer and it would be perfect! Oh, and maybe a little less snow and cold in the winter. Or a whole heck of a lot less.

But back to why I love it here and not why I hate it here (I can't believe how much conviction I have!). It is a Joyful Moment for me every time I run into a friend and today it was doubly so because not only did I run into a friend at Target, but it happened to be at just the precise moment that her daughter announced that she wasn't wearing a diaper and was in need of "the facilities". So, I was able to stay with her shopping cart and baby daughter while she took the older one. Being a fellow mom, I know how nice that sort of thing can be.

So, today's Joyful Moment involved being reassured that I "belong" here and also being able to help a friend. And then being able to read about how that helped make her Target trip great on her blog later in the day!

Wishing you all blog-worthy Joyful Moments!


A Momma said...

Oh man, you were a blessed sight right then. Thank you for watching my baby and my loot.

Linda said...

Joy came in a phone call. One of our granddaughters had all the symptoms of meningitis, but after thorough testing, the doctors assured her parents that its a virus that mimics it. I can't express my gratitude.