Taylor Swift tells Marie Claire magazine she falls in love fast. I can identify with that, except it would be more accurate for me to say I get attached fast. To people and places. This means I do things like cry when our orthodontist moves and hug the secretary at the auto mechanic’s when she delivers good news. It means I like to explore the same route on walks. And while I’m not proud of it, it also means I resent the way our current church’s worship band leader sings “Hosanna” because it isn’t sung the way Valerie did it at our former church in Hawaii. While our worship band here sounds nice, I heard Valerie sing it first, so her tone and style are forever stamped in my memory as the best way. We moved from Hawaii two years ago, but snapshots of our time there – and everywhere else we’ve lived – hang attached to my heart.
Now you know my secret: I’m a tad on the crazy side with my attachment issues and change resisting. God knew this about my heart, so He designed for me to fall in love with a military man. In the past 17 years, I’ve learned a lot about making new connections in a baptism-by-fire kind of way.
But I’m not gonna lie: Sometimes I get plumb tired of it and want to dig in my heels, cross my arms, and resist new people and places. But a dear girl taught me the secret to moving from this in-ward thinking to out-ward living. Join me hereand share your story, too?