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Jodi Thomson Reflection

Jodi Thompson
My experience in coming to UUFLB is different from those of you older than 18, and similar to those of you younger than 18.

My mother found UUFLB when I was young after being hurt by a Presbyterian minister's lack of empathy following the birth of my parents' first grandchild, who was born with complicated health issues. My father followed her, as did three of my five siblings and me.

I never thought about becoming a UU. It wasn't a decision. Nearly all my family identified as UUs, raising 11 children--13 if you count my brother and me--as UUs.

Unfortunately, the family tradition is fading with the newest generation. But I have made the decision, I make it continually, to be a UU, a member of my UUFLB community.