I have no plans for the day ahead of me. Carol went back to work last night. She works tonight. On August 14, 2014 I will have a birthday, I will be 62 years old. Now that I find weird. I am just me, but in reality I am an old man. I wonder how long I have to live. How will I be remembered when I am dead. When I look over my life I have done very little. I have never wanted anything but a simple Christian life.
Most of what has happened to me during my life was not something I had planned for or wanted to happen. Life has just fallen into place for me. I have no reason to not be thankful.
When I first began to live the Christian life back in 1970 I often heard on the lips of American evangelicals, "God has a wonderful plan for your life".
Last night our son Josiah called to tell us the Christian school in Washington offered him a full time teaching position instead of a part-time position. Now Hannah and Josiah will have full time teaching positions at this small private Christian school. Josiah is giving up a well paying teaching position by moving to Washington. I suppose there is no sin in being poor. I just know Josiah and Hannah will now not be able to support a family/children on their incomes as Christian school teachers. Hannah and Josiah will just grow old and childless. But Hannah will be happy now because she is back near her family there in Washington. I suppose when you love someone you are willing to sacrifice everything.
Last night I watched television and went to bed around 11 o'clock PM. I mainly read yesterday from a book titled, "Poets In Their Youth: A Memoir" by Eileen Simpson (Reminiscences about John Berryman, R. P. Blackmur, Randall Jarrell, Robert Lowell, Delmore Schwartz, Jean Stafford and others)
Well I will close to have a cup of coffee. Existence keeps speeding by.