Ten Years Later
Not long ago, a downtown Shreveport casino
celebrated its opening with a barrage of fireworks so loud it rattled the windows of our rural Louisiana home.
For a moment, Mike and I flashed back to Kuwait, the day Iraqi troops invaded.
The Gulf War is never far from our thoughts, even a decade after the event.
We learned a lot during that time. We learned to trust in the Lord in all situations, even those we don't always understand. Mike, who felt hopeless and alone during his detainment, will quickly advise one to 'never lose hope.'
Ten years...so long ago...yet, at times it seems like only yesterday. A lot of changes have taken place in our lives. We try not to let little things bother us anymore, and we make a special effort to appreciate all that we have.
Millie and Michael are now married and God has blest us with six granddaughters. Mike retired from Texaco three years ago. We're living life to the fullest, giving God the glory and all the praise He deserves for loving and protecting us.
I'm looking forward to the day when our granddaughters are old enough to understand...then I'm going to take the scrapbook from the shelf and show them where we sat ten years ago...on the front porch of history.
"Trust in the Lord with all thine heart and lean not on thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him and he will direct thy path."