The First Hundred

...in the light of eternity. "Life's a tough proposition, and the first hundred years are the hardest." Wilson Mizner

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Twelve Years

"Is it Wednesday again, already?!" was the first thing PR said to me this morning. The days and weeks pass so quickly, it's mind-boggling.

I started thinking, "Is it twelve years already?!".... yesterday marked the twelfth anniversary of my working for Dr. P.

Let's see, April 4, 1994... I had a sixth grader and two teenagers at home. I was doing laundry several times a week, and I even cooked meals, every day. I didn't know too much about gardening, and wasn't acquainted with strange aches and pains (or was too busy to notice them). I had just heard about email, and was trying to figure out how to do it. Having lived in Brazil for so many years, I felt technologically challenged. You should've seen me with out first cordless phone!

Yesterday at work I was talking with a patient I'd met that first April, twelve years ago. Then, he was a young man of 52, and now he's on the cusp of retirement. Considering his health woes, I didn't expect to know him this long. Life is like that. Unpredictable and full of changes. And it keeps on moving along.

Help me, Lord, to live today (and each day You give me) to the fullest, and for Your glory.

21 Comments:

  • At 4/05/2006 8:55 AM, Blogger uncle joe said…

    Yes, it is mind bLogging!

    Don't tell anyone but you are our favorite...

     
  • At 4/05/2006 9:26 AM, Blogger Kc said…

    Nostalgia seems to be in the air. I’m thankful you made it past the challenges of technology. You’re a great blessing to us. ;-)

     
  • At 4/05/2006 9:49 AM, Blogger Corry said…

    What Kc said:-)
    Okay, curiosity killed the cat. Would you like to share a bit more about the time in Brasil?
    (Glad I got nine lives. Oops eight now, haha)

    God's Grace.

     
  • At 4/05/2006 11:07 PM, Blogger Paul said…

    I was admiring all those pictures. Handsome little gentlemen. Happy, too.

     
  • At 4/06/2006 12:01 AM, Blogger Jamie Dawn said…

    Time does just keep clipping along.
    When it comes to families, a decade brings huge changes. Even a year can make a big difference.
    All the pics below are so wonderful.
    Beautiful!!!!

     
  • At 4/06/2006 8:23 AM, Blogger John Cowart said…

    Wow. You can work a cell phone! I still haven't mastered the scotch tape dispenser.

     
  • At 4/06/2006 9:12 AM, Blogger Seeker said…

    A post about Brazil? Hmmmm. Might be a fun idea. And since you're clamoring for it..... ok, one person is curious. hee hee.

     
  • At 4/06/2006 11:30 AM, Blogger Rachel said…

    Time does seem to fly by. They say the older you get the faster it goes. No comfort in that!

    Loved all the pictures in the previous post. Those little ones are darling and having such fun. Reminds me of when I was a kid and how much fun swinging was!!

     
  • At 4/06/2006 10:48 PM, Blogger curious servant said…

    It goes so fast!

    Too fast.

     
  • At 4/07/2006 12:03 AM, Blogger Pia said…

    time seems to fly so fast when you're enjoying the moment. =)

     
  • At 4/07/2006 4:13 AM, Blogger audrey` said…

    Yeah!
    Time flies so fast,
    Too fast!

    HaHa!

     
  • At 4/07/2006 7:35 AM, Blogger andré said…

    Having lived in Brazil for so many years, I felt technologically challenged.

    hey, what's that supposed to mean?? hehehe. it's not like we are a bunch of cavemen here in Brazil... :-) we had a cordless phone in our house way before 1994, and in 1995 I got on the internet for the first time... I don't mean to be offensive (I hope you got my "joke"), but it's just that I don't want people to get the wrong idea about Brazil...

     
  • At 4/07/2006 7:48 AM, Blogger Seeker said…

    Sorry Andre, no offense intended. We lived in Brazil from 1976 to 1992, and saw a LOT of changes. But every time we visited the States, I went into culture shock because things here always changed a lot more/faster. In 1992 there were some differences in technology between the two. In Brazil, we were still changing channels on TV by pushing buttons on the TV, and in the States the "remote" control was connected to the TV by a cord....

     
  • At 4/07/2006 12:39 PM, Blogger Paul said…

    By the way, I appreciate the way that you capitalize the personal pronouns of God and Jesus. I don't see that very often any more.

     
  • At 4/07/2006 7:24 PM, Blogger Dapoppins said…

    Hi! I didn't know you lived in Brazil! Which part? My church visited Brazil in 1997- I remember it like yesterday, but that is 7 years...We were near Sao Paolo (sp?) and I can't remember when I discovered email, or what I was doing twelve years ago...I would have been young, thin(er) and childless, all dull stuff!

     
  • At 4/08/2006 4:43 AM, Blogger John Cowart said…

    Hi Seeker,
    Your comment on my post this morning absolutely broke me up! I hadn't thought of that quote at all; you really surprised me. Thanks for the laugh!

     
  • At 4/09/2006 3:48 AM, Blogger EmmaSometimes said…

    it does go fast doesn't it. (AMEN!!)

     
  • At 4/09/2006 3:49 AM, Blogger EmmaSometimes said…

    ps. thank you for the well wishes on my blog!

     
  • At 4/15/2006 9:17 AM, Blogger Aunt Jo said…

    I am seeing kids that i met when I began employment with my office 17 years ago become parents!!

    The older I get the faster the time flies by, why is that?

    Remember when we were kids the days seemed so long and the night before Christmas or vacation seemed to never end??

     
  • At 3/16/2007 9:38 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    That's a great story. Waiting for more. »

     
  • At 4/25/2007 2:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Best regards from NY! bontril

     

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