As an adult, I have definitely gained a greater appreciation for God, for my family, and for the community at St. Paul's. Coming back to St. Paul's after living out-of-state, I introduced my husband to "my" church. He went along with me, but we sat in the back and we left right after the service. We did not mingle, we didn't dare join a committee! We were definitely slow to warm up after being away for years. Gradually, we were drawn in by the friendly faces, the polite conversation, the suggestion to form a "young adults" group. This group really brought us deeper into the St. Paul's community, and before we knew it, my husband became an official Episcopalian. We have been involved in long-range planning, discernment, Christian Education, stewardship, the pumpkin patch, and ushering. St. Paul's church is now "our" church, and I feel as though I have come full circle.