Thoughtful Reflections On Christmas Past And Present

A few years ago, at this time, I had just returned from a three week trip to Indonesia where I was able to assist with a project for Mission Aviation Fellowship.

Thoughtful ReflectionsGiving One’s time in this way is an honor and Joy.  I turned 64 while away.  God’s special birthday gift to me – an adventure.  He knows how much I enjoy this kind of thing. This year I turn 67.

Thoughtful Reflections Through Tough Times

Since then, I have had some adventures I have no desire to repeat.  Dealing with breast cancer, although a good outcome, was an adventure into dangerous territory I plan to avoid repeating.   My husband had a progressively difficult back situation that finally demanded surgical attention right in the middle of this pandemic.  He also has had a good outcome.

I prefer to choose my adventures, even the risky ones.  Dealing with medical protocols does not fall into that category. As I said, both of us are doing well, and to be honest, are in better health than ever.  We are also better equipped to fully enjoy this wonderful season of life.

I pray the same for you and your family without the unexpected detours.  Like my service trip to Indonesia, that special gift that satisfies the soul.  The one that perhaps, no one knows because you have not given it voice.  The moment of knowing you are seen, heard, valued and loved when the unexpressed desire is fulfilled.

So as you enjoy your version of the Holidays in this strange year of 2020 here are a few Thoughtful Reflections :

Calvin Coolidge

I am a former air traffic controller, pilot, Aircoupe owner, married 42 years to a great guy. We live in a 125+ year old historic Victorian, enjoy cats, vintage anything, precious friends. My passion is Giving Lost Stories A Voice – Giving Found Materials Fresh Form and Purpose!

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