Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Tea Party Tuesday ~ Making a Change? Just ask.

Welcome to Tea Party Tuesday! 

Please let me pour you a nice cup of tea. Milk? Sugars?

When I scan ads for school and dorm supplies at this time of year, I feel  pangs of memories. This Norman Rockwell plate is such an accurate memory of how my real life began. It made such an impression when my parents saw it they bought two -- one for them and one for me.

Except for the time frame, this was me in a nutshell. I wore hats, went away to school in a land I had never been before (Texas), and had no idea how it would turn out. Did any of you wear hats when you were young?

Please help yourself to a sandwich. 

Fortunately my father gave me a wonderful piece of advice: If you have a question just ask.

So I asked. "Am I on the right flight?" And other simple questions some would consider naive. But after all, I was a California girl and barely 18!

More tea?

After the first semester of homesickness and adjustment to college life (Can any of you relate?) I met my future husband who realized God created him to take of this helpless young female, far from home.

We married two and a half years later our junior year in college, finished our degrees, raised four children, and now enjoy the grands.

When I look back on the person I was then and who I am now, little has changed -- I still ask questions (mostly on Google) and don't quit until I find answers.

So if you're going away to college, uprooting to a new locale, or finding yourself in a new situation, remember -- all you need to do is ask. Do you have any advice for making life changes?

 Cheers for a happy week!  ~Nancy Jill

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