13. An Almost Whole New Way Of Living

Aug 08, 2015

13. An Almost Whole New Way Of Living

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Foreigner? Have you ever been regarded as a “foreigner”…a person who had a lot to do before being accepted in a strange land?

Overwhelmed by the immediate: Every day was a new challenge. I was overwhelmed and didn’t take the time to pour out how much I missed my family in letters.

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  1. Bluefish62 Says: February 6, 2016 9:02 am

    Fortunately, I haven’t had this dilemma. I was in the UK for 23 days and didn’t “need” to fit in. Two current friendships/relationships, strangely enough, had prepared me for this journey. I felt right at home. Well, for about five of those scary, surreal days. Maybe six. I had already adjusted weeks before to the time change and didn’t even experience jet lag. Now I believe it was all a dream and never happened. I blinked, awoke and it was over. Just like that. As with everything it seems. I lost two souls, who I still love dearly, for reasons I don’t or can’t understand. I guess it really “is what it is.” I hate that stupid saying, sighssssss….. 🙁

  2. Lynn Severance Says: February 29, 2016 12:49 am

    Foreigner: I have not experienced being a geographic foreigner – getting used to cultural differences or learning what are the “proper ways” in a new part of our world. However, I have found myself in the “foreign lands” that can come from emotional upheaval or physical challenges from medical diagnosis that have taken time to accept. It is tantamount to those who in Biblical times wandered for many years in desert lands learning what it deeply means to believe in and trust in the strength of the Lord who always leads along His appointed paths.

    Overwhelmed: I believe it is important to have some human soul with whom one can pour out the emotions of being overwhelmed. I also understand that the nature of being overwhelmed can cause one to become myopic – not intentionally dismissing those close who they love ( being far away geographically as Graham was and in a foreign land both geographically and emotionally. It involves trying to figure out a “new language” for the unfamiliar and not knowing how to communicate from a distance. It often is in the “looking back” that we see what could not be seen or done in the midst of those times we find ourselves in a maze..

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