Are you familiar with that feeling of finally getting home and you relax just a little, breathe a little sigh, and everything feels a titch better than it did before? When I was in college, I would get this feeling as soon as I would pull off of the interstate onto the blacktop that headed towards home. Even a few years ago, this feeling of comforting relief would envelope me as I pulled onto Exit 94. Now that my parents no longer live a hop, skip, and a jump off Exit 94, things have changed a little. Instead of relief from homesickness, I become excited with anticipation of all the great things I will hopefully accomplish in the short amount of time I have back in Minnehaha County.
I love Sioux Falls. It might be my favorite place ever. Ever. Ok, absence makes the heart grow fonder, I know. But, really, everything great and wonderful can be found in Sioux Falls. Burger Time and Hy-Vee are two that come right to mind, and I was fortunate enough to visit both this past weekend. My Bigger Burger was everything I had hoped for, and my forty-five minute stroll around Hy-Vee was nothing short of amazingly relaxing.
Although every part of my trip was great, including a doctor’s appointment (seriously, I have a problem; there are no downsides to SF!), the best part was Maundy Thursday service at Canton Lutheran Church. It was the second time I had heard Pastor Tim preach, and he does an amazing job. If you are ever visiting in the Sioux Falls area, I highly recommend checking out the beautiful Lutheran church in Canton.
That sigh of relief no longer comes at Exit 94. Instead it hits me when I see the “Pollock 11 Miles” sign. That’s when I know I am really almost home. Home is where the heart is, and my heart is with John, two little boys, and maybe even some cows. I cannot control where I am, but I can control what I do. Bloom where you are planted. That’s the theme of our WELCA gathering this weekend. Check back later for more about blooming.
Peace and Blessings,
The Displaced City Girl