I spend a lot of time on the road. I have lots of time to think and this mornings thoughts turned to the fact that I’ve got it pretty good.

I have a family, a roof over my head and food on the table.

The wife and I both have jobs so we can provide for our family.

My parents are still living and healthy. And thank God for that because they are extremely helpful with the kids.

They were before Covid and are even more so now in the time of Covid.

There are a lot of people that have it so much worse.

I met a lady today, she was in town from the coast. Her father had passed away, just a couple of days before Christmas.

I expressed my sympathy and she said, β€œThank you. He went in his sleep, just like he always wanted.”

(My father has often said he’d rather just go to sleep and not wake up when it’s his time.)

Apparently, he had some health issues prior to this. It was expected but sudden, so a bit unexpected.

And here she was, kind of chipper even. Some people can put on such a brave face in times of tragedy. And I hope that peace is with her when she’s alone. Because I feel like there’s a time coming where it all will just hit her at once. And that can be the loneliest feeling in the world. So prayers to you, ma’am, wherever you are tonight.

And so I’m grateful for what I have and what I haven’t lost yet. And the example I was shown today. Real grace in a rough time.

That’s it. That’s the post.


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