Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Evidence of The Gift

Sorry I have been away loyal readers. Several things have happened which have pulled my attention away from blogging. For posterity sake, a quick sample:

We who practice here in Big Spring moved our offices. We moved into offices which are far superior, but it has taken a full two weeks to feel like I have a handle on everything that was moved.

Along those lines:

I fell backwards into an awesome office space (that picture is not it but): huge, private bathroom, two walk-in closets, a main office and an outer office. This was made much sweeter as I have been "officing" from home for the college as the building housing me is being ripped apart for a year or so. Either way...I feel like Patrick Stewart when he first started filming STTNG. He once said in an interview that he thought it was too good to be true, that he would be replaced any day, "I didn't unpack for weeks."

So, that's "all good."

But then I got sick. As I type this I can't speak above a whisper. I don't feel as bad as I did...but, well, I TALK for a living!

Yesterday morning, little one asked why I have to go to work when I am sick. We talked about it and she was excited to know that, when her college prof. is sick, she will get to get out of class. I also let her know that if I was REALLY sick, I would stay home.

So last night I'm sitting on the couch (after eating the excellent food my wife cooked...big deal, she doesn't like cooking) watching the news. Little one is off doing something somewhere and then runs in with a sign which says "This Way -->" I follow and...well...I was blessed. Her favorite stuffed animals were holding signs which said "Get Well!" She had two back rubbing tools available for my choosing and a stack of children's books to read to me.

So for the next 20 minutes she read out loud while rolling a wooden wheeled device up and down my back.

Yup. Sometimes things just go really, really well. I am thankful for those moments of joy and know they have and will make up for other moments of crud.

I wish you all the same: many moments of joy. The stories I read on your blogs are inspiring and humbling.


  1. You were away? ;)

    Oh and I think I have a response to the whole 'Gift'/child thing, and you aren't gonna like my rebuttal. But I am gonna save it for when you are feeling better, which I hope is soon.

    You know, if my Mom and I can be on a regular schedule of communication (we now speak once every Sunday) I figure you and I can officially make some kind of commitment. Think about it...maybe we start with a once a month thing?

    Chew on it.

  2. Once a month thing sounds like a real winner, especially since you two complement each other.
    Your new office sounds fantastic.

  3. I completely agree to the once a month contact. I'll call you by the end of November and you call me in December. I miss our talks. (Thanks've got a great son.)

  4. Aim high men! I talk to my best friends at the very least twice a month! Some multiple times a week. I know I don't have kids so maybe this is why I think it, but: a true friend is THE biggest blessing.
    Sorry you were sick... Can't wait to see your way cool man cave :)

  5. We're going to need to pick an actual date of the month so it can be added to Outlook. I will call you on that date. It doesn't have to be you calling me. My long distance is free. Besides, I'll get the e-mail reminder and I know I will actually pull the trigger on it.

    E-mail me or send me through Facebook all your current data, including address. Gimme the home, office and cell phone numbers as well.

    Cool? Cool. Don't respond here, I won't see it right away. Respond in e-mail or Facebook.