Archive for September 29th, 2006


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The Wife’s Spill

I know you guys thought you wasn’t gonna hear from me, but guess what? Gotcha, cause here I is.

You know when you’re going on a long trip with the kids and it is helpful to have DVD, books, etc… to make the trip a little less nerve racking? Well this here Blog does the same for us cause we get to vent and talk to all out friends during out “trip” to transplant land and it helps us tremendously. Thank You all for it, and being there during this time.
Its funny how things happen in our lives, we all plan, have goals, and dream of what we would like our life to be, but guess what? You want to hear God laugh?? Tell Him your plans!!! You know why? cause Daa, its not for us to make them! If you would talk to the Man upstairs every now and then through prayer, or read his book, you might get a hint of how to plan your lives. Let we warn you. Unfortunately, I have had first hand experience my friends. You can avoid God, rebuke Him, ignore Him, all you want and live like He dont exist, but Warning!!, listen very close! If God really wants you to listen to him and you ignore him like a stubborn child, believe me folks, He will put you on your knees! Your awakening can be harsh and painful, but you will finally come to the conclusion and say OK Father God, I hear you already. But dont be mad about it and don’t be stubborn cause He is in control of your life people. I dont care how you try to say no, He has the last word, whether you like it or not. So much for that testimony. You can tell I’am kin to Pel, you hand around him long enough, it just comes out of you. You talk about God alot and talk too much, Ha Ha.

Today is a sad day for Pel, cause it marks the end of his 22 years in the Fire Service. It didn’t take me long to realize Pel’s priorities when we started dating 12 years ago, #1 was GOD, #2 was the Fire Service and then we fell in there somewhere. Pel always gave his 110% to the Fire Service and the Brothers that served with him. He never minded or complained about a call in the middle of a cold winter’s night, he always went . I am very proud of him and his devotion to God and his family and friends. Pel is a wonderful Christian, Husband, Father, son and Brother. I have been blessed to have him in my life.

We are still waiting on that magic call from those folks in Charleston, I have faith in the people there, and I figure they know what they are doing, so we are trying to wait patiently. I am going to have to change the summer clothes packed in out suitcases to winter ones soon .

Please keep on with the prayers and phone calls and thanks again for all you have done for us, it will never be forgotten! You guys are the best.



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Old Man Syndrome

Fact or Fiction

Well at least I use to think I knew! I remember as a young boy (you know I have to say young because I have never been little) that when someone talked about retirement they was old, even older than my Grandparents. Time passed & I began to work and became a little wiser and then bragged about how I could retire at 40 years old, if I wanted to. I never dreamed that at 41 years old I would have to retire. The doctors told me it was no longer safe for me to work and I had to agree, but I did not have to like it. Any way the time has come and the journey for now has ended, at least until I recover from the transplant. I must lay down the mighty working tools of the trade, a flat nose shovel and a camera, and pick up something new. The only problem I have with this is when you have a job you love you will never work a day in your life, therefore I have not started to work yet. They are a lot of things I would love to do, but one I get started I have to stop because I have no energy left. I am however enjoying the time I get to spend with my wonderful family, from picking up the little one at school, spending time with my beautiful bride when she is not working, spending time with my son when he is not at college and the time I can spend with my Daddy. You know he has mastered the syndrome. I remember him telling me several years ago when he was retiring that he had worked all of his life and had always had a job, but now he didn’t. I did not really understand what he was talking about but you know after tomorrow I too will not have a job and that is scary.
My work career as a paid firefighter, police officer – Arson Investigator started
September 15, 1984 and this journey ends September 29, 2006.
I do however have hope and a smile because I know who is in control and God don’t make no mistakes. Starting Saturday September 30, 2006 I will be on a new journey, one that will no less be just as exciting as the last, God is still driving and I am just along for the ride.
Who is driving your journey, are you working or do you do something that you just can’t believe someone will pay you to do?
If you are working then you need to move over to the passenger seat and let God drive and the journey you will begin will be unbelievable.
We again want to thank God for all he has done and will do for us, and we want to thank you for all you have done and will do and all the prayers that have been lifted up for me and my family.

God Bless You and know that God loves you and so do we.

Pel, Claire, Justin and Abigail