Tuesday, March 16, 2010
People Who Might Become My Friends 3.16.10
Tonight was our ward Relief Society dinner (LDS translation: Relief Society is the LDS church's women's organization.) I went. I laughed, played the piano for a rehearsal, listened to one of my favorite pieces (My Shepherd Will Supply My Need), ate, and laughed some more. I needed to laugh a little.
I was reminded why I love Relief Society. I love the mix of women, the openness, the willingness to share parts of ourselves with those with whom we don't always have a lot in common, the gentle conversation, the road to sisterhood.
But yeah, I don't know most of their names yet.
I guess that will come.
I guess it will all eventually come.
Some people have told me it will take a year to feel at home. Some people have told me two years. My mom (and I love that she's keeping it real) told me four years.
But whether it's a year or two or four, I will eventually feel at home. These faces will be familiar to me. I'll know their strengths and weaknesses and joys and pains. They'll be my sisters.
And that's worth the wait.
Until then, I'll just study the ward directory with the pictures above the names and try to remember who is who.