The neighbors had a retirement and going away party for my husband last Saturday night. He's lived in this house in this neighborhood for 21 years---most of those at the party have been here almost as long or longer. I have been a blip on the neighborhood screen---they welcomed me, accepted me, and have been good friends to me.
But Mike is different. He's the guy all the others go to when they have a problem with the lawn mower, the air conditioner, the car, or in the case of our neighbor boy's accident---the press. The saying goes, "If Mikie can't fix it, it can't be fixed." That goes for the emotions too---he's a loving friend who's there no matter what --even if it's 3 am ---he was there with R & D downtown Cinci at the hospital when Ch. had his accident that killed his girlfriend and another friend. He's a brother to these guys and they to him. They all paid him a wonderful tribute and we pulled off a complete surprise.
This is his last day and tomorrow he and I head off on a mini vacation in the hills of southeastern Ohio.
I may not be blogging for a few days. But before I go, I had to post the Friday Psalm.
1. I will bless the Lord at all times;
His praise shall continually be in my mouth.
2. My life makes its boast in the Lord;
let the humble and afflicted hear and be glad.
3. O magnify the Lord with me,
and let us exalt His name together.
4. I sought the Lord and required Him,
and He heard me,
and delivered me from all my fears.
5. They looked to Him and were radiant;
their faces shall never blush for shame or be confused.
6. This poor man cried,
and the Lord heard him,
and saved him out of all his troubles.
7. The Angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear Him
and each of them He delivers.
8. O taste and see that the Lord is good!
Blessed is the man who trusts and takes refuge in Him.
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There are 14 more verses, but I'm stopping here.
Blessings to you all as you 'enter' your weekend!
My husband was head of IT (computer stuff) for John Morrell, a pork products company.