4:40 p.m. - 2006-05-26
I am content
I have a number of photographs on the wall in my cubicle. Some are previous church events from years past. Some are families that have moved on, but I’ve kept in touch with. One of my sweetie and I. Some pictures are just plain special people in my life. And some are recent photo’s I’ve taken of life that I just like to look of.
But sometimes, when I wander off mental course, my eye lingers on a picture and I remember the occasion represented.
One in particular caught my eye today. It’s a picture from a holiday I took with a co-worker 6 years ago this summer. We rented a cottage at Sprout Lake, and took a day trip in to Tofino (true west coast on this West Coast Island).
Six years ago I was thinner.
Six years ago my hair had less grey and was much longer.
Six years ago – so was hers.
Six years ago I had no idea I’d still be working where I do.
Six years ago she had no idea that she’d begin an early retirement in the summer of 2006 after 14 years of being the voice of Lambrick (she’s been our receptions for a long long time)
Six years ago she had no grandchildren or daughter-in-laws. Now she has two daughters-in-law, and 4 grandbabies.
Six years ago I had pretty much given up on the thought of marriage, or even dating.
As my eyes drift away from that picture and lightly touch on the surrounding ones, I come to realize how blessed I am, and just how much God has poured into my life in just a few short years.
And I log off my computer for the weekend. I am content.