Wednesday, August 24, 2011


Day 3 – write about your life in the future, imagining everything has gone well

August 24, 2046:

Hard to believe that my daughters turn 40 this year.  Where has the time gone!  Just yesterday they were pint sized bundles of joy that I could swing up onto my shoulders  without so much as a second thought.  How quickly they grow up.

To say I am proud of them would be putting it mildly.  I am overwhelmed with gratitude that God saw fit to bring them into my life, and give me the awesome privilege of raising them.  Their character, their beauty, their compassionate spirits are all proof positive that the hand of God is on their lives.  May He continue to guide their paths as they raise their children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord, and may they always walk in the favour of their God.

My wife is the glue that binds this family together.  She has faithfully been my spouse, my advocate and my best friend for over 48 years.  Nevertheless, I can honestly say the best years are still ahead.  Through every valley and over every obstacle, she has been the source of so much wise council and insight that I have never had to regret a decision we have made together.  My love for her continues to grow.

As I look back on my life thus far, I am thankful for each relationship that has enriched my life.  My circle of friends has always been wider than it has been deep, but the few that I can call close friends have been the source of much encouragement over the years.

It is fascinating to think about the journey that God has taken me on.  I would never have thought it possible that I would be where I am today.  My vocation may have been as a software engineer, but my calling turned out to be abundantly more.  I am thankful that I learned to simply trust and obey.  Fighting against the purposes of the Lord is a loosing proposition every time.

I have so much to be thankful for in this life, the Lord has been good.  Putting aside any material possessions that I may have acquired, I have been blessed beyond measure.  Blessed in my relationships, blessed in my vocation, blessed in my calling and blessed in my spirit.  The past has been good, but the future is full of hope and promise.

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