THE THING IS …
Years ago, on sleepless nights, I arose and began to write about meaningful events of my life. I am now 94 years of age but began writing when I was 83. “The thing is” … all of us can learn from stories of others and I am sharing mine with my great-grandchildren or anyone else willing to read this book.
Mother used to say: “Ellis” (my middle name used when I was a kid), “Ellis, it will be a miracle if you live to grow up.” Daddy used to say, “Son, I don’t know why you have to learn everything the hard way?” My stories prove the accuracy of their early musings.
The thing is … maybe my great grandchildren can learn a thing or two from the remembrances of my rambunctious childhood, long and loving marriage, and a work life inspired by Jesus Christ.
The thing is … good things can come from the experiences of life. The Bible tells us: “All things work for good for those who trust and love the Lord.” So here follows a story or two, including “good things” I learned or experienced as I trusted the Lord and lived my long and blessed life.
September 12, 2023