The End of Another Chapter

The service was nice but the seating was hard and after two hours of sitting, I was ready for it to be over.  When you have a child with a last name beginning in “A”, your interest wanes quickly when the “B”, “C”, and “D” students make their way across the stage.  I’m sure they are all nice children but their graduation isn’t as important to me. But Emily has done it and her mother and I am very proud.

Day 124 – March 4, 2011

I was thinking about how much my life has changed in the last two years.  Just a little over two years ago, I spent nearly every minute of my work day on the phone.  I spoke to people all day. They called to tell their stories and I had the privilege of listening, asking probing questions, and learning about their lives. There are times when I really miss that job.  I miss speaking with each caller.  But there are other days that I’m very thankful that there isn’t an ear-piece hanging on my head.

Day 123 – March 3, 2011

There is nothing better than a diet Coke and plate of french fries, a quiet booth and a good book to pass the time.

I do like all the refills of diet Coke.

But I do not like eating alone.  I do not like the waiters that feel that you need conversation.  I do not like people staring at me, sitting by myself.  I do not like leaving my things at the table to get up and use the bathroom.

Day 120 – February 28, 2011

What is this?
Another day of travel is ahead of me.  Driving to southern Indiana and completing a couple sleep studies will be a great way to start my week.
I’ve really enjoyed visiting the patients in their homes and working with them to help address their night time breathing problems.  It’s been great.
I wouldn’t mind it if we didn’t have to travel 200 miles to help them but I love working with each one.

Day 119 – February 27, 2011

With every image I take, I find another pattern that is interesting.  The closer I get to the item, the more I enjoy the view.

What once was a frame around a mirror is now a series of waves on an ocean or a line of sand dunes in the desert sun.

Life has been like that this entire week.  As we struggle to make sense out changes in our son’s desire to leave school, we’ve found that looking at it from a different angle makes all the difference.

Day 117 – February 25, 2011

Sometimes life is hard.  This has been a very hard week of living for our family.

We’ve been angry.  We’ve cried.  We’ve prayed.  We’ve bargained.  But life hasn’t gotten any easier.

It isn’t the end of the world.  Life hasn’t come to a screeching halt.  Sometimes life is just a little different from what we expect.  It changes from the plans we make and the paths we take.  The most we can hope for is to have good friends to walk with us along the path.

Our small group has been nothing less than a gift from God.  They’ve helped us along the journey and we are so blessed.