This weekend, I went home late Saturday night because I wanted to see some friends who had come into town for the weekend. Sunday morning upon waking up I decided I would attend church which is something I haven’t done since I moved into school over a month ago.
I went to church and saw my friends. It was a nice time. I decided afterward that I would go home and visit my mother who I haven’t seen since school started as well. (I did not come from home, I came from a friend’s house)
As I traveled home on my regular route I encountered a “Road Closed” sign because a local bridge is being replaced.
Now thank God I know how to read because if I didn’t I would have plowed through the signs not knowing what they meant. My 2008 Gray Pontiac G5 and I would have plunged into to the creek below. I would have probably died, and if not my car would have been a goner.
Reading saved my life.
What happened next is actually the adventure part of the day. I didn’t know how to get home. I only knew the one way and that was to cross the bridge and die.
Inconvenienced I pulled up my GPS on my smart phone to find a way home. Of course knowing my luck it wanted me to go across the bridge that was closed.
So I read the map of the local roads around me. I figured out a way home memorizing a way home using the road names I found along the way.
Once again thank God I knew how to read.
Angrily at first I started to drive home. I went down roads I had never been down before, and saw things I never had seen before. Along the way I came across some of the most beautiful old farm houses situated on cute little farms.
The crazy thing was, I was going down roads that are only ten minutes away from home but for me they were uncharted territory. By the time I got home I was no longer angry. I was quite happy.
That unfamiliar drive home turned into a great adventure and reading was a part of that adventure. I will always remember my drive home and maybe sometime ill go just for fun to see the farms again.
It was exciting, and while I was unhappy I created an adventure out something that was really inconveniencing to me at first.
And that is what this blog is all about.