When reality of it all settles in and stinks

In 1985, I went to the movie house with my friends and watched The Goonies. Actually, I’m just assuming I did because I’m from a small town and on Friday nights my friends and I were usually either at the Family Recreation Center or we were at the movies. I don’t actually remember my first time watching The Goonies. It has become one of those I have watched so much that I can’t really remember a time before I knew Mikey and the gang. I will say that from the first watch I felt like an honorary Goonie. Thankfully, it wasn’t until many years later that I discovered otherwise.

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Wait, when did I get old?

Those two black spots are the cave. But it was higher up than it looks! I promise.

Those two black spots are the cave. But it was higher up than it looks! I promise.

I was fine until I wasn’t.  Even a day later I can’t tell you for sure what was my undoing.  It could have been the darkness.  Or it could have been the tight spaces.  Or a combination of the tight spaces and the darkness.   Whatever it was, it messed with my reason and made me a little crazy.  I had to get out of the cave.  I needed sunlight right then.

Let me back up and explain how I found myself in a cave on a beautiful spring morning.

I currently serve as a Young Women leader in church.  My primary responsibility is to work with the 12-18 year old girls and invite them to come unto Christ.  This is done through a variety of activities, a whole lot of love, and consistent prayer.

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