I am very pleased to blog about my experience tonight. I went to the county fair this evening with my friend, her son and my 13 year old daughter. I wore a light blue bandanna on my head, pulled low to cover half of my ears. Because I have stubble by my ears and I wanted to cover that. The whole ride there, all I could think about was how I was going to feel once I got inside. We parked about 3 blocks away and walked to the gate. As we were walking, about half-way there I started to feel very anxious... I almost wanted to turn around and go back to the car. I was afraid of what people would do... Would they stare at me? Would they laugh at me?
So, we walked through the gate and into the crowd. I felt very scared. I felt as tho everyone was looking at me. In fact as I looked around there was a lot of small children who were staring at me. But, for some reason I had extra strength today... I walked right past them, ignoring their stares.
We walked around there for 3 hours and I was able to ignore the people who did stare and brush off the whispering that I knew was going on as I passed by. I don't know where this super human strength came from, but God blessed me with the power to walk through that crowd as if I was just like everyone else there.
Somehow I was able to relax and enjoy myself... even completely aware of the looks and the whispering.