Friday, November 25, 2011

When Worlds Collide...


Planning, Preparing, and Packing…certainly the tasks at hand in organizing the big trip to Ohio. Saturday, November 26 is the noteworthy day and has been etched in my mind as my son has counted down on the calendar. He simply cannot wait to see his best friend Maddy and ‘his other family’ as he affectionately has christened them. Who can fault him for that; I too am wound up with anticipation.

I will be reuniting with family, visiting dear friends and childhood classmates, reconnecting with past students and former colleagues as well as meeting individuals I’ve only acquainted myself with on the computer-and now deem as friends. Countless people I’ve not connected face to face in years; truth be told decades.

In addition, I get to embark upon the pursuit of a dream when I hold book signings in two areas I hold near and dear to my heart; Columbus and Tiffin. How can I view the happenings and not be exhilarated? My eagerness and excitement is beyond words…

However I wouldn’t be honest if I didn’t voice my apprehensions of the journey...how can old messages not replay themselves when placing me into aged haunts? What if they don’t like me? What if I’m a disappointment when they meet or see me again? What if I slight someone unmistakably? What if?

In a matter of days, my separated worlds will collide…and I will do my best to bask in the joy and remember the words quoted by Seneca: "There are more things to alarm us than to harm us, and we suffer more often in apprehension than in reality.”

In the meantime, please pray for safe travels tomorrow and upon our return, Sunday, Dec. 4…and let the exuberance commence!

14 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

God bless you, Tracy. this is your dream. embrace it and enjoy it!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Have a great trip, Tracy. I know you will enjoy going to Ohio. Prayers for safe travel.
Hugs,
Betsy

Tiggeriffic said...

I used to live in Ohio. (Akron) My neice lives in Columbus , big city.
Seems that when you move away the friends you had are still there but you make new friends in your new place where you have moved. Have a good time with your book signng and enjoy the time you have in Ohio. Prayers for you to have comfort in knowing God has a plan for you and he is there holding you up..God is so good...
Have a blessed day~! ta ta for now from Iowa:)

Old Kitty said...

Enjoy your trip, safe journey, have fun with your book signings and just savour these very exciting times for you and your family! Take care
x

Wanda's Wings said...

Enjoy, enjoy and enjoy!

Ginny said...

Your quote says it all! I know you will be fine, just concentrate on the moment. I know you will have a good trip! I will pray for blessings and safe travel, my friend!!

Myne Whitman said...

Have a safe trip and I wish you lots of fun!

Peggy K said...

Have a wonderful trip! Earlier this fall, I had the pleasure of finally knowing that my former classmates didn't look at me as if I were an outcast, something I let myself believe since 6th grade.
Age mellows us all, and once we realize what's really important in our lives (kids, grandkids, etc.) we let go of all those things that we only thought were important.
You will have a wonderful time, you won't offend anyone and you'll have this gratefulness fill your heart.
Safe journey, tons of fun. That is my wish for you.

Out on the prairie said...

This was the song I woke up to in my head, by Neil Young. We must have been on the same thought train.Our souls are much stronger than anything we feel could harm us.

Lin said...

Quit worrying about it and just have FUN!!! And tell us all about what a great time you had when you get back. :D

Munir said...

Please do not worry. You will be fine. You said it yourself, that apprehnesion is not good for us. One of my friends used to worry a lot. So I thought her a mantra "Calm Waters". I know mantras are of one word. This two word Mantra worked for her.
I hope that you have a lot of fun:)

Mamma has spoken said...

What a fun and exciting time for you and your family! I will be thinking of you especially since I'll be working all this week ;o)

LTM said...

have a wonderful trip! Good luck with the signings. And I love that Seneca quote. Alarm us v. harm us. Great stuff. Best! :o) <3

Susan Fields said...

Good luck with your signings - I'm sure they'll love you! I recently met up with two of my old college roommates that I hadn't seen in decades - it was an amazing time and almost like we'd never been apart. It's amazing how that can happen sometimes.