In other events of the week, our friend, Angie (Gore) had to have a kidney stone removed by laser....it was 6mm in size. Needless to say, she was in a bit longer than anticipated. We are thankful that she is home and recovering also. This morning, we got up and ran to the mall for a couple of errands. We then rushed home and leathered up and headed out to ride on the Veteran's Day Poker Run. We met friends Mr. T and Ms. Ro there and David & Alayna met us there. The ride was a nice 80 or so mile ride. On the last stop before heading back to the River Lounge, we met up with more friends, Angel & Barbara. While on that stop, we were TOTALLY blessed to meet up with a former student of mine, Dustin. Dustin is a good kid who was in my first group of students at DCCS. This is not the first time we have had the pleasure of being at an event and seeing Dustin. Many years ago, when he had a cruiser, I was up on stage for a tat contest & he comes bouncing up there to give me a hug....how odd was that? At first, it was totally odd, but as the day and night went on, it became apparent to me as to the purpose of it all. He had come to the rally with some people he was not really comfortable to be at the rally with nor a part of what they were doing. So, he spent the afternoon and evening with us. I often think back to that weekend and thank the Lord that He allowed us to be there for this kid that weekend. For whatever reason, the Lord chose to have that same kid spend time with us at the last two stops today. As a matter of fact, we spent a very long time together at the River Lounge. We laughed a lot and spent time catching up on the past few years. It was truly good to see him. Also, while at the River Lounge, a couple we had met at the previous stop won the 50-50 and for reasons beyond my understanding, they, at the prompting of a mutual friend, gave $40 for "whatever (I) was doing". Anyone who knows me knows that all I am really interested in is making a difference in the lives I encounter. Hopefully, that difference will be for the Kingdom. How? In our 'secular' jobs at Wiregrass Hospice and A+ Academic Services, in every relationship we have, and in ALL that we do in LAHBW. To this couple, I say, 'thank you' and want you to know that the gift will be put into the LAHBW account and will be used to further the ministry opportunities of LAHBW.
WOW, the weekend isn't over yet! Of course, we have church in the morning, a birthday celebration for a dear man from LRBC, and LAHBW Bible Study and meeting tomorrow evening.
Today was a good day and a better bookend to the week than the week actually was. I am looking forward to tomorrow and all of the possibilities that it holds. Until tomorrow, ride safe, my friends!