At 24, I moved across the country by myself for a new job.
At the time, my parents, as empty-nesters, moved to London, making the distance between us much, much farther -- six time zones away.
Having recently graduated from college, with a big move and new job before me, I was asking myself the typical “20-something” questions: What did my faith mean? What was God’s plan for me? Would I ever get married?!
As a beginning step to discovering those answers for my life, I started volunteering with my new church’s youth group. One of the girls’ parents, Kay and Sandy, invited me over for dinner.
Through Kay and Sandy, I was given what seemed like the two greatest gifts at the time -- free dinners and unlimited listening.
Of course, I was homesick and missed my parents, particularly my mother, very much.
Then, when the man I thought I was going to marry broke up with me, Kay put on the full eight hours of the "Anne of Green Gables" movies and cried with me.