I finally took the first step

Discussion in 'Becoming a Freemason' started by Jeffrey McBride, Mar 15, 2017.

  1. Jeffrey McBride

    Jeffrey McBride Registered User

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    Well After years of thinking about it. I finally did it. I asked. Last week I asked about becoming a mason. Tonight I attended dinner before a meeting at the lodge. I was extremely nervous, but it left quickly. I was moved at how extremely happy and friendly everyone was towards me. It amazed me that a stranger was welcomed. I meet and talked and it was a great experience. I felt like I had known some of these men for awhile. It didnt bother them or myself that there was a great age gap between some of us. Although I didn't ask for a petition just yet, ( I don't personally know any masons) I know deep inside something is telling me that I made the right decision by asking. This was my experience that I wanted to share.
     
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  2. Bloke

    Bloke Premium Member

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    Congratulations and welcome !
     
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  3. Jeffrey McBride

    Jeffrey McBride Registered User

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    Thank you!!
     
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  4. Bro. Stewart P.M.

    Bro. Stewart P.M. Lead Moderator Staff Member

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    Congratulations!


    Stewart M. Owings, 32 °, P∴ M∴
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  5. Warrior1256

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    Congratulations and good luck.
     
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  6. grayflannelsuit

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    Best of luck!
     
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  7. Jeffrey McBride

    Jeffrey McBride Registered User

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    Thank you
     
  8. Keith C

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    I was in your very same situation just over a year ago. The only difference is that I did know a Mason. but not from the lodge that I joined. Enjoy the journey!
     
  9. Matt L

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    Other then getting married, the birth of my kids and earning the title Marine, Freemasonry has been the most life changing event in my life. I've become a better man and father by learning what is taught and applying it to my daily endeavors.
    Please keep us informed of your progress.
     
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  11. jermy Bell

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    Beware of the Billy goat ! , and don't pull it's hair when you rise.
     
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  12. Warrior1256

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    IF you rise....lol.
     
  13. Thomas Stright

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    Attend a few dinners and let it go from there.....Ask for a petition when you are comfortable.
     
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  14. Jeffrey McBride

    Jeffrey McBride Registered User

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    Thank you all for the kind words of congratulations and encouragement. I will keep you all updated and i look forward to the one day when I can call you brothers.
     
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