Saturday, July 16, 2016
We both fell at the same time
I pray the day finds you well.
That's right Chuck and I made it to Twin Falls Idaho!
It was a short jaunt, a quick 500 miles.
I started the day saying goodbye to the river by my house. I gave Abe a pet, then gave Laurie a hug and a kiss. I told her I loved her and missed her already, then rode away.
We traveled highway 14 down the Gorge, or is it up? I'm never quite sure. Had breakfast in Bingen, went over the Biggs junction Bridge, I always wonder why places get their names, I will have to look that up one of these days. Then rode I-84 all the way to Twin Falls.
I spent the day contemplating the Ignatius prayer of examen. The prayer goes something like this, "Lord show me where I have loved today, show me where I failed to love."
The best thing about the ride is I spend my days alone with God and every evening Chuck and I share what He showed us that day.
As I listened to my Father gently show me ways I could do a better job loving, while at the same time giving me praise for the love I did well. I started to think about our Child Watch department and how they spend their days loving kids. Just like the rest of us they have their personal problems, some more than others. Many have the problem of trying to live on minimum wage. None of this matters when they are with the kids, their focus is on loving them. They know that the time the kids spend with them may be the only time they are shown unconditional love. They do a great job. A person could learn a lot about loving just by being with them in Child Watch.
The person in charge of them is Allyce. It is her leadership and teachings that make them who they are. Allyce could be anywhere but she is at the YMCA. It is her passion, her mission.
Her whole team is on the "transformation Team," I will talk more about that later, but it is pretty cool.
As I wander down the rode of life I am glad that I know a person like Allyce. She makes us all try a bit harder.
Thank you Allyce for all you do.