Visiting the Home Town

I was invited to be the photographer for a senior banquet hosted by my home church this past weekend. What a great time it was! I saw people I haven’t seen in years and reconnected. We all need to do this from time to time, reconnect, remember, reminisce. It’s good for the soul. When you remember where you started it helps you figure out where you’ve been and where you are headed.

The speaker for the event was a graduate of my high school and she said she is always telling people she’s from this big city called Vandalia Missouri. Well, maybe not big in numbers, but big in heart, in love and in friendship. Those of us fortunate enough to have come out of Van-Far know what she’s talking about. There’s a lot to be said for a small town, sure everything has it’s down side, but I choose to look at all of the positives. In my hometown, I learned what being a neighbor is all about, what it means to help a friend, and that it is great to live where everybody knows your name…and your mom and dad’s names, too!

Thank you Vandalia for always having open arms to welcome those of us back who have left for a time. It’s always good to come home!

About Lori Johnson, High School Senior and Wedding Photographer

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