It’s always interesting to meet someone new. You don’t know what type of person s/he is. You don’t know what to expect from him/her. You don’t know how s/he will react to different situations. In a way, getting to know this new person is like solving a mystery. Will you like this person? Do you have the same ideals? Do you have the same beliefs? And the list just goes on and on. Ultimately, curiosity kills the cat and we must find out more about this person. Do you want to get to know this person more? Do you want him/her to just remain an acquaintance or would you like to get to know him/her on a more personal level to possibly becoming one of your friends? Maybe even a really close friend you know you can count on someday. Or is this a person you want to completely steer clear of as they are not the type of person you want to hang around with or be associated with? I don’t know about you, but in the back of mind I have all of these types of questions that I try to get answered either from the first time I meet a new person or after being around him/her a few times.
The reason I brought this up today is I met someone new yesterday in a completely unexpected way. A woman with one of her daughters and another child knocked on our door yesterday morning. Keith went to answer the door and there she was. We have never met her before and so human instinct kicks in and you want to find out who this person is. Is it someone you want to immediately shut the door on and wish you had never opened the door to begin with or is this someone you want to take a chance with and find out what they want? Well, this lady is someone whom we wanted to find out a little bit more about.
She said she was from a local church in the area and just wanted to invite us out. I of course overheard her talking from across the room so I immediately became intrigued. I went over to the door and started to talk with her.
To make a long story short, she is a very nice person. We ended up talking for about a 30 to 45 minutes right there on our front door step. Her and I have a lot in common. Like our belief system for example. She was very approachable and easy to talk to.
So for some reason I decided to get one of the business cards I have made up that have a picture of Mari on it (one of her very last one’s before she got sick) and the website to Mommy’s Angel In Heaven. Then I decided to share with her about Mari.
Normally, I can tell people about Mari and I keep my emotions in check, so to speak. But for some reason this time, I was not able to do that. As I was talking about Mari and how Keith and I want to find a church to go to but have not as of yet, I start to cry.
I hate it when I become emotional like this, and what seems out of the blue, especially with a complete stranger I have never met before. I mean, what will this person think of me? Will she think I am a complete basket case? Wish she think I am an emotional wreck? Who knows? But for some reason I felt incredibly safe with this woman. I felt I could open up to her and I need that. Especially given that I hardly know anyone yet since we moved here. I don’t have any friends yet. It can be rather lonely sometimes. So I guess I just needed someone to talk to and she felt safe as it seems like we have a lot in common.
The end result is I would like to get to know this woman better and possibly create a friendship. It feels nice to meet someone new you want to get to know better. So I want to send out a big “thank you” to this woman for taking a chance by knocking on our door yesterday as you just never know whom you might meet and touch in the end.