As my favorite Uncle; The Reverend Doctor Charles William Butler used to eloquently say, "...every now and then, The Good Lord renews your testimony... ." Last week we had a fire in our living space. We are living out of a single suitcase; sleeping in a double bed and eating with a $30 daily stipend. We are living well in other words... Given what we see and read in the USA Today newspaper delivered to our door each morning [in the dead of night], we have more than most and more than most to be grateful. While I miss my local gym and my favorite instructors for yoga, aqua yoga, aqua Zumba, Pilates mat--I am struck by, as my Dad says, "...how well with us, things are...' I am grateful noone was injured and for yet another lesson on how to learn to turn inconvenience into convenience. My wife remains one of the strongest, most loving, most resilient women I know. I only hope to live long enough to show her what she means to me... .
Recently discovered Auqua Zumba and Kickboxing with Laurel, TRX, kettleballs and other great things to keep my body guessing and of the plateau.
Mercy Healthplex has instructors who are committed to their career and most importantly to the Members who benefit from great intsruction and now with Yoga two to three times with Alison; The Voice as our resident Yogi, what an amazing time.
Jacqui and Heather at Wellington Dance Medicine keep my Pilates Reformer sessions interesting/challenging/fun using isolation techniques with soccer balls, Bosu and 10lb free weights always pleasantly stressful :-)
My life goes along as it should with my return to part time work with a great company:
8 april 2007 we visited Auntie at the hospital. while her condition was grave, The Holy Spirit revealed to me that it was not unto death. she would live to see her 72nd birthday; the day Abba had preordained her room to be ready in the Mansion of Grace. The Holy Spirit also revealed to me that i would be asked to sing, i began preparing His Eye is on the Sparrow--i would be asked to sing, If i can help somebody...i knew the call would come because of this revelation!
my heart aches for my dear Mother-in-Law; for my cousin Earline and her daughters as they brushed, carressed, fed and comforted Auntie, my heart is torn as i consider my brothers-in-law and how they lovingly set aside their schedules to visit and lovingly feed Auntie--my wife and my sisters-in-law how much it must hurt to have surrendered Auntie from the fellowship of the sufferings of Christ to His Resurection escort to Heaven...for surely He has bourne our griefs and carried our sorrows
as my Mom & Dad age, my Dad speaks of Father Time and the balance which is being biased towards Heaven [my words; not his as he notices his diminishing equilibrium and balance]