of days to end the week. Mostly just hanging around waiting for SU’s results, which we will not know until Monday. Seems a tech forgot to put “stat” on the orders. Sigh.
But life goes on nonetheless. Had a wonderful date night at the remote, nothing like being in a familiar setting with great food and a beautiful woman to soothe the soul. To be fair, it probably isn’t the greatest Tex-mex in the world but many things combine to produce an enjoyable dinner, not simply the product laid upon the platter.
Very long day yesterday. Managed to do enough at the plantation Thursday so that I could take the day off Friday and go on a Patriot Guard mission. This one was for Cpl. Donald E. Valentine III, KIA on September 18, 2007. I suppose that I will write more about it later but for now I must say that I’m growing tired of doing this. I wish that the killing and death would end.
I know that will not happen though. And if I do write about it again, I will most certainly talk about the role of the guard and what an honor it is to be able to help these families during their times of grief. Cpl. Valentine’s father addressed us after the ceremony at Houston National yesterday and Steve Allison led us in a beautiful, eloquent prayer. This picture is what the PGR is about.
I’m still amazed at people and their denial of life around them. Some of the people that visit Lone Star Times have a serious denial problem about racism. It is flabbergasting to me but after reading some of the smears that they put forth, I’m led to believe that they never leave their white-collar offices, never get out into the real world and see what is happening on the ground.
It’s bizarre really and brings me way down when I forget where I am and why I’m there. But then God uses someone to remind me of His glory and passion for His children. While I was typing this note, I received an email from the same person that happened to send one the other day when I needed it.
He addressed in just a few simple sentences exactly what is going through my mind. It gives me such peace to know that there are other people out there that desire to change the world and will support me in my trials. He is allowing God to work through him and use him to care for His children.
There are Godly men in this world. Thanks, ND.