I planned to share some new-to-me finds today but I must postpone that plan. One of the finds has an issue – a slight off-balance issue. I need my sweetheart to help me fix it, straighten it on the wall, before I share it with you tomorrow. Otherwise, it will look pretty strange.
A little ‘housekeeping’ – blog business – is in order. I was recently asked if I had experienced a career change recently. A blog friend observed that something was different – and she noticed that my chaplain badge was no longer displayed on the sidebar of my blog. She was right. In the rush of the holidays and the beginning of a new year I didn’t announce that I retired from my chaplain ministry at the end of December. The time had come for me to be more available to help my dear, little mother and to be more involved in the lives of my grown children and my grandchildren. Little did I know that things would change so rapidly for my dear, little mother and I am so glad I have the freedom to be available for her as she needs me.
ANNOUNCING . . . OUR BIG NEWS
I’ve been waiting for the day that I could tell you. My sweetheart is going to retire! His last day at work will be October fifth! Seventy days from today! He announced it at work yesterday – and we are excited. Plans have been discussed, decisions made, paperwork completed and the time will be here before we know it. Life will change for us and we are ready. We have dreams and hopes and plans. We’re passionate about some things we want to do. We are about to embark on the next stage of our lives. We believe this time of our lives will be an encore – we’ve lived a good, full life so far and we’ve been blessed beyond imagination. Now, the best is yet to come! We really believe that God has saved the best for last! And we are ready. Very ready. There will be adventures and challenges and adjustments. We’re not afraid – we’re eager to begin this part of the journey. We’ve waited a long time for this. Now we wait patiently to see what lies ahead. We wait with anticipation. And excitement. And wonder because, even though we don’t know what the future holds, we know the One Who holds our future.