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Sunday, August 26, 2012
It was 5 Years ago this week that I moved here to Kornfield County. As it happens, I'm able to write this at the Corn Palace during the Corn Palace Festival. So nice to have air conditioned comfort in the middle of all this heat not like in 1892, I'm sure.
My life has sure changed in the 5 years that I left my home and family behind at the Ponderosa. I still remember that first day here. It was a bittersweet mixture of excitement and dread. My parents and my brother Darrel helped move me into my current location downtown. When they left, I went to see the free entertainment, then back to my new home. It was so quiet. As I looked at these new unfamiliar surroundings, I realized just how truly alone I was in the world now. I shook of the thought and went to bed. The quiet stillness was broken by my neighbor's radio. It was on the local KLOVE radio station 91.9 FM. I still remember that first song. "Blessed be your name, when I'm found in the desert place. Though I walk through the wilderness, blessed be your name". I realized that I wasn't alone after all. I knew that God was with me, and that somehow I'd be able to cope with this new environment.
Then there was the first trip back home. It seems that somehow my nephew, Justin, wasn't told that I was not going to be as much, and when he saw me he told me "I don't like you living in Mitchell". I told him that I didn't like it either, but it was the way it had to be. He didn't understand, and to be honest, neither did I. I did know that this is where God wanted me to be. I knew that my family and I would be better off with me gone.
Every year, when Corn Palace Days comes around, I wonder how long I'll be here. I was recently given an award at work for being with the company for 5 years, and they don't seem to want to be rid of me. If I were to leave, there is no other place for me to go, and nothing for me to do if I left here. For now this is home, and god sends me somewhere else, I'll go. Until then I'll bloom where I'm planted!
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