A friend is deeply involved in AFS, a foreign student exchange program in the United States, and recently shared the story of how one host family and their student are documenting all the “firsts” he is encountering in the US, from a football game to a fried Snickers Bar. It’s not uncommon for parents to document the firsts of a child–first words, first steps–but as we get older we often just absorb “first times” into the rhythm of our days.
What are some firsts that you recall, experienced recently, or anticipate? Large or small, some of them stand out for us: first home, first kiss, first plane ride, first time traveling alone, first job, first wedding, first Mojito… Share five of your first with us!
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Anne Fraley is an Episcopal priest serving Grace Church, Broad Brook, CT. A dog-lover from prepubescent days, she also dabbles in canine massage. Newly transitioned back to her home state, she is reveling in rediscovering old haunts and exploring new ones. Occasionally she succeeds at reviving her blog at reverent irreverence.
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