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I'm a member of the Women's Usher Board at my church.I joined the group because I wanted to carry on a tradition my father started.He was a member of the Usher Board at the church I was raised in and this was my way of carrying on that tradition and being of service to God.



To be perfectly honest, I don't feel very connected to the majority of the group.I actually feel like an outcast and often question why I don't just quit.Maybe because I'm relatively new and the majority of them seem to have known each other for years and have deep ties.But on this past Saturday, I must admit I did have fun.I discovered through this group that there really are just six degrees of separation between us.I was surprised to learn that some of my fellow usherettes and I were connected through other people I've known a lot longer than them.I also learned some of us shared things in common like bowling---an activity I used to participate in regularly some years ago. I discovered I was in the company of teachers, researchers, HR Specialists, retirees, police officers, a triage nurse and fellow baby boomer divas who, despite, all of our other differences, all have a true love for God and can share a good laugh.And yes, some of us can relate to hot flashes and menopause.



So the next time we all usher together at church, I'll be looking at them in a different light and I'm hopeful they'll see something different in me as well.



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