A time to every purpose under heaven

To quote King Solomon, “To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven.” If you were listening to rock and roll back in the 1960s, you probably inserted (turn, turn, turn) a couple of times there, as I did, thanks to The Byrds. I guess I’ve become rather introspective recently. We have so many friends whose health is declining. We’ve lost so many long time friends since last September, as well as a neighbor, and right now another friend is coming to the end of life here on earth. I just have a hard time admitting to being in the later seasons.

In addition to “a time to be born, a time to die”, the writer says “a time of peace, a time of war”. I grew up after World War II but LeRoy was drafted in the time of the Vietnam war. I can’t say that I like that part! And now Russia is in combat with Ukraine, threatening to bring NATO countries involvement if the diplomats aren’t successful in staving that off.

My favorite line of the song goes “A time for peace, I swear it’s not too late!” God is still in control!

Last week, we drove to Kingman, AZ to visit our friends Eldon and Sharon Orrell. We met them at church in Killeen, TX back in 1966 while LeRoy and Eldon were both stationed at Ft. Hood. We have only spent time with them a dozen or so times since then since we never lived in the same area of the country, but when we get do together, it’s as though we saw them yesterday.

This past week Sedgwick High School presented the musical “Aladdin” with our youngest granddaughter Jadelyn in the role of Jasmine. I’m looking forward to watching the video when we get home.

Today is a day to celebrate, too. Heidi’s twins, Ben and Bailey, are turning 22. Not sure how they’ve gone from these cuties

to all grown up, but we sure wish them a happy birthday!

Our current plan for heading back to Kansas is to leave here on Friday April 1. We’re making some headway on getting moved back into the motor home, LeRoy more than I. We have duplicates of cooking utensils, silverware, plates and small appliances, so pantry stuff and clothes are the biggest things. Once everything is there, I just have to decide where it will all go! Motor homes, at least older ones, are set up with mostly overhead storage and that’s difficult for a short person, so we’ve added fabric cube storage in a wall unit for some things. Other than that, I’m not above asking for LeRoy’s help. This is most likely the last blog until we’re back in Kansas. Praying for calm winds and safe driving! See you down the road!

About 2010liberty

Retirement agrees with us! After traveling in our 40' Silver Eagle bus conversion, whose name was Liberty, since 2010, it was time for a change. Now we spend the winter in Yuma, AZ and travel during the spring, summer and fall setting the Pace!
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