The biggest is the relationships we lost with family and friends. We knew it would be something that would happen when we made the decision to leave, but even so, there are days when I miss them acutely.
I miss the way the church looked out for each other. We could count on others to have our back. Sure there could be problems that arose among Amish families, but when faced with outside problems everyone stuck together.
I admire their stubbornness in refusing to compromise their way of doing things, and not bowing to the powers that be.
I miss the way you could be open and speak your honest opinion on things without having to dance on eggshells for fear of offending someone. The Amish aren't easily offended, even when they have every right to be offended. That's a big thing I miss in this crazy PC culture.
There are other things as well, but these are some of the main ones.
~~~Today's post comes as an answer to this question: What do you miss the most about being Amish?