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That is it!

Last night I was at my son's soccer practice - working on a short story - and I had an idea for a blog. By the time I got into bed I had forgottent the original idea, but had like two more ideas, this morning those two were gone, and had possible idea... but that too is gone! From now on I am keeping a notepad and pen in my pockets! :) While I was at the soccer practice last night I received a call from a fellow National Guardsman. He was letting me know of a pending promotion and subsequent transfer to the HQ battery. He is a good soldier and I was glad to hear it. I am a little sad about him having to leave Alpha to get his promotion, but I totally understand. He will make an excellent NCO IMO, and I hope he has a long career in the military. This brings to mind another friend whom I sort of encouraged to join up. He was a friend I met while courting my beloved in college. He didn't join the same unit as me, but he had bigger plans. He went on to become an officer and has since moved away. We keep in touch far too infrequently, but he is single and tends to get around alot. He is career. I know this because well, he's an officer and has served going on 10+ years now and shows no sign of slowing down. :) Wow - memories are sort of flooding back. I have the e-mail addresses of 3 of my old platoon mates from back when I first joined up. One is a police officer in Northern VA now, another moved out west somewhere - I'm not sure what he's doing, and the third runs a website in PA. We are not exactly tight, but it's good to exchange the odd e-mail now and again. I just submitted a request to transfer to the inactive National Guard with my unit. It is a sad time for me, but a necessary transition I need to make. Like I conveyed earlier this week. The world does not stop, or even slow down. It just continues careening through the universe. Well, I need to wrap this up for today. God Bless... Updates: Hiku Verse for today: Psalm 34:1-8 I will bless the Lord at all times; his praise shall continually be in my mouth. My soul makes its boast in the Lord; let the humble hear and be glad. Oh, magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together! I sought the Lord, and he answered me and delivered me from all my fears. Those who look to him are radiant, and their faces shall never be ashamed. This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him and saved him out of all his troubles. The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him, and delivers them. Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!

1 comment:

Bob said...

John, I call them senior moments. I have to write everything down or it just simply goes away. I'll pray for you and your family as you go through this time of transition. God has a plan for you, just trust him to work out the details........