Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Small Town Charm
I didn't expect to love our small town as much as I do. Moving to this community was somewhat of an unexpected detour off of the steady path we had so painstakingly plowed. At the time, it was difficult to understand the purpose behind our transition, to accept a new life when all we really wanted was the old.
God's view was bigger:
While we were only given a glimpse,
the dim lights slowly brightened to reveal a little more of the picture.
Small town life suits us well. It is a place where the children's choir in your 100 year old church can still make the adults cry.
And where every Saturday the best entertainment in town is found on the peewee baseball field with all of your neighbors and friends.
It is a place where after school treats can be enjoyed in the quaint bakery downtown,
where you are greeted warmly by your first name and given your favorite strawberry cupcake before it is requested.
I love this small town and all of its charm and beautiful sights.
Well, maybe not all of them.