Yesterday was a busy day for me. I drove the van to one close by touch-free car wash, and couldn't get it to take cash or credit, so left it and drove five miles to another one where it was friendly and got the van washed right away. The humidity was so low, that by the time I got to Bay Pines cemetery, the car was dry.
I didn't go for the morning ceremony honoring and remembering our fallen and still active heroes. I went in the early afternoon. Lots of people were there in the newer sections and I am sure lots of stories about the people being remembered. One young woman was on the ground in front of the headstone belonging to her loved one, and placing her hand on the name, and obviously, grieving. I wondered what her story was and whether it was husband or just who she was remembering. The sun was hot and while I had my umbrella for shade, she was in the bright sun....then six motorcycles came noisily riding in,,parked in a row and walked over to a grave. They all had West Coast Bikers on their vests. They were respectful, but talking, so I decided it was time to leave. As I said many stories...
I went to the Park, and had to wait for two care ride vans to load up with several wheelchair riders. For some reason they parked right on the curve, making it hard to get by. But that didn't disturb the great blue egret fishing in the canal or the ibis trying to hide in a tree. Could have done it if he hadn't been so white! God is good!
I have posted this prayer before, but I still pray it every morning, and it seems to cover a lot; Have a Jesus filled weekend everybody!
"Oh, God, for another day, for another morning,
for another hour for another minute, for another
chance to live and serve Thee, I am truly grateful."
Do thou this day free me
from all fear of the future.
from all bitterness toward anyone.
from all cowardice in face of danger
from all laziness in face of work,
from all failure before opportunity
from all weakness when Thy power is at hand.
But fill me
with Love that knows no barrier
with Sympathy that reaches all
with Courage that cannot be shaken
with Faith strong enough for darkness.
With Strength sufficient for my tasks
with Loyalty to Thy Kingdom Goal,
with Power to lift me to Thee.
Be Thou with me for another day and use
me as Thou wilt for Christ's sake , I pray.
I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love,
Love and hugs, Amaryllis