I went to church today….in FL for the first time since moving here. I called the Bishop earlier in the week. Asking when church started and the address. Instead of the usual benefit that members give when they move to a new ward….I will probably become an unwanted burden (this may not happen, I am only expressing how I feel). John went with me also. This was his first experience in an LDS service.
I desire to accomplish 2 things as I reach out to the LDS community locally....1) to have a place for my children to connect when they are with me.....2) to advocate for change or inclusion or tolerance, or acceptance, or compassion, or caring, or simply being Christ-like. My second aspiration might be a bit lofty.
Getting settled in any place is always a HUGE undertaking. Expenses for set up, deposits, rent, and other things you don't think of. I have exhausted my resources to the Nth degree. Moved into a cute little place that will fit my needs for a while. I agonized over finding a place. Glad I found this one.
Glad summer is here for the kids in KS. I don't worry about them as much....making sure that they get off to school. I am gratified that my children are so strong. They are such great examples to me. I love them desperately. I have my crying fit daily because I miss them so. It usually happens early in the morning or late at night....when I have time to think about it. I am trying to make their life better, but there are so many times I think I am failing them miserably. In reality I felt the same way when I was with them 24/7. Somehow I need to find out where the balance is and move forward with that comfort.