Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Memories

I don't know if I can adequately express or explain this... I've tried before and failed.

For five years I had a 'unique' family called the Company.

The Company was a Christian drama group that traveled and performed across the U.S. and occasionally internationally. We ate, lived, practiced, argued, ministered and created together. We stayed up much too late and worked much too hard. We played together, and several of us ended up married to each other.

Last year one of us passed away- Bill Reese, and I was unable to attend his memorial service or the Company family meeting afterwards. (Another reason to HATE living in Alaska- I'm so far away from the world...)

I just received a gallery of photos from that event. I got to see my family reliving our past and remembering Bill. I got to see the faces of our beautiful children and witness a silly attempt at recreating a sketch that at one point we could have recited in our sleep... I got to see how time has aged us and made us richer, made us better.

Sometimes I want to go back and travel with this group again, but I don't want to go back to who I was then... I LOVED the time I spent there. I loved the work we did. In some way, God made me better because of that time- more like Himself. I've always felt like I finally found out why God made me the way I am when I was with Company. I am so thankful for all I learned from this group- spiritually, emotionally, craft-wise...

God, Thank you for these people- for the gift you gave me. I too often take it for granted...




Us way back then- That's me as "the sun"...

Us now: Jon, John, Randy, Leighanne, Ashley, Melissa, Kim, Jenny, Jane...

1 comment:

Jon said...

Well said, Becca. Like you, I wouldn't necessarily describe Company as a formative experience but rather a journey of self-discovery. There is so much I know about myself now because of the time I spent with you all. God revealed Himself to me and opened my eyes to things that would have taken me many more years to discover without the interaction I had with my Company family.