Posted By Shawn on August 13, 2008
So today was the first chapel back at Parkview.
I felt ridiculous because I was so emotional. I was reminded of
- the eagle on the mountain side in Alaska
- the sweet smell of apple blossoms in my hammock in Interlochen
- the purina mount in Hong Kong
- the final junior retreat I sponsored.
- the hundreds of faces that had meant so much to me as a teacher.
It was like something that was wrong had been made right again. I thanked God for letting me come back home. Don’t get me wrong I didn’t hate Central. In fact I met many great students there. I made friends there. I enjoyed it. But, it never felt like home. It was like a sabbatical visit to another city. It was a great visit, but it was time.
I hope I live up to God’s plan. I hope I have the strength and energy to do what he has called me to do. I hope I can balance this “calling” with fatherhood. Lord help me.
It took a few miracles for this to happen. And I still need a few more. We took a cut coming here and I’m still not quite sure how the bills will get paid. I am really busy and have a lot to do and I am not quite sure how I will get it all done. If you read this you probably know me well. (I’m not exactly that well read;-) so I ask you to send up a prayer or two.