Photo of Painting in Vatican Museum
I was sitting in Church today for the first time in six weeks. I have been going to my Church, St. Thomas More Catholic Community for six years. During that time I have made many friends. When I moved to the Las Vegas area I knew two people. My best friend since 5th grade and her husband. Everyone else important to me lived over 2100 miles away.
Over time when I started attending the same Mass, 8 am on Sundays. Sitting in the same area with the same group of people. They become your church family. You give them a hug every Sunday, ask about them when they are missing and give them a big hug when they return.
That is what happened to me today. I had not seen my buddy's since June 23rd and so when I sat in my normal seat today I got hugs, "welcome back", and we missed you from everyone. It was so heart warming to see just how much I was missed, but even more important it was so heartwarming to be connected again with my "family."