End of an Era, New Beginnings
The train I mentioned earlier seems to be permanently parked on the bridge symbolizing the end of an era. It has been that for us too, as Mike ended his employment, a new beginning for him.
He is thoroughly enjoying his new freedom to do what he enjoys, not necessarily to slow down.
I have struggled more over the decision.
Last Sunday I led Junior Worship and this was the theme verse:
"Ebenezer=thus far the Lord has helped us."
I can trust Him and His ways.
"...only let the Lord establish His Word."
I want to be sure of His guidance re. when to quit my job.
This week we had ISTEP testing.
On the fourth day, after the last test, I was able to get away for lunch with former students and colleagues, a delightful time to catch up with one another and reminisce about old times.
This is one of my best students, now a university instructor!
The last bouquet...
New life springing up everywhere...
Every day I discover a new variety.
The hostas and other perennials have come back stronger than ever.
Today is a first for the "Gone to Pot" era.
Last Sunday we borrowed niece's kiln. By 'we' I mean I went along with Mike to pick it up.
Hopefully it will be successful.
This self-taught potter learned that sawdust-firing only works as a second step.
Unfortunately he had already lost more than half of his pieces as seen in these photos.
What has everyone over at Sara's place been learning?
Check out their photos for the week.