Thursday, August 04, 2011

#9 negative - distance from family




august will be the last month of the sky is big in pasadena.  

i have accepted a position at salford mennonite church in harleysville, pennsylvania.  we will be moving in september, so august will be my farewell month to the city of pasadena.  when we moved here from virginia i posted a list of the ten things i would miss most about harrisonburg.  i figured that would be a good way to end our time here, so each day i will be doing one final rundown of life in this great city.  i have prepared two lists - ten things i won't be sad to leave behind, and twenty of my absolute favorite things about pasadena.  i am going to start with ten positives and ten negatives, alternating back and forth each day.  concluding with my top ten things about life in pasadena.


#9 negative - distance from family

let's face it, we knew this would be an issue before we even moved here.  pasadena is far from where i grew up, and far from where meredith grew up.  we've made friends here that are like family, but we still miss those who we love dearly.  we won't miss the distance from our family.

5 comments:

Petrea Burchard said...

Ouch.

ben wideman said...

Don't worry, more positives tomorrow!!!

Cafe Pasadena said...

It was time for you to stretch out & grow. Leave mommy & daddy & cling to the wife. Then spread your wings and fly far & wide to explore God's green earth & other children. Make new friends.

ben wideman said...

agreed. Ironic that starting our own family makes us want to gravitate back to familiarity.

Pasadena Adjacent said...

^ nothing ironic about it. It's encoded in the DNA