Close Encounters

The family is here in Meridian this weekend. We came to attend a wedding yesterday, and will drive back to Kellogg tomorrow.

It has been a wonderful weekend, and I have had some close encounters with people I haven't seen in a long time, and it has been really good.

Often I think we are on auto pilot, and life just goes along, and we don't really pay attention to certain relationships in our lives.

Then we are confronted with some people, and it can be very awkward, or very healing.

I was confronted with some people this weekend, and the encounters ended up being very healing. Unfortunately, they had the potential of being very awkward. Hugs were shared. We got caught up on each other's lives. Laughter was shared. It was so nice.

Because of the wedding we went to, I saw a lot of people I hadn't seen in a while. We moved from Merdian nine years ago, and people's lives can change a lot in nine years. Some have struggled more than others. All have changed. But God continues to impact all their lives in one way or another, whether they want to be impacted or not.

PKR and I went and saw the new Star Trek movie with a group of people. That was a really good movie.

Tonight we had lunch with all his parents and siblings that live here. Then we went and had dinner with his best friend and wife, and had a wonderful time catching up as they shared about their middle daughter going to Hawaii to get married, and their youngest graduating from high school this week. Many changes going on in their lives as well.

It will be good to get home tomorrow, and finish up the school year, and get busy directing the plays for the summer.

Life is about close encounters with people, with changes, and moments of healing. I said in an earlier post, I don't like having conflict with people. It was very nice to easily have some comfortable moments with these two individuals, and feel the conflict melt away.

Hugs and laughter are wonderful things.


Nita Jo said...

I'm sorry I was unavailable this weekend, but it sounds like things went the way they were meant to!

I hope I get another chance to see you this summer. Maybe camp?

Love you my friend!
Nita Jo

Cedar Street Kid said...

Sometimes I feel very guilty for the friends and other ones that I once was close to, but now have not contacted for years.Thanks for the post.