Ebb and Flow
Our blogs morph over time, as interests shift and life happens. Write a post for your blog — but three years in the future.
December 24, 2018. For someone born just after World War II, this seems like a sci-fi date! And, in many ways, the way we live does seem sort of sci-fi.
Here I am, typing on an amazing computer that almost does my thinking for me. On this same computer, and can talk with friends or family as if they were sitting right here with me. I can research any topic imaginable. I can listen to beautiful music with a click of the mousepad. I can look at pictures and videos that amaze me or make me laugh or cry. With the advances that have been made in security over the last three years, I never have to worry about being hacked or having my identity stolen via computer.
Then there are the machines all over my house that entertain me or help me with chores. At this moment, my breadmaker is producing a beautiful loaf of homemade bread; the dishwasher is busily dealing with the huge load from our family dinner last night; the washer in the basement is dealing with extra laundry, and the dryer will leave our things wrinkle-free. We are kept warm through the amazing technology of solar power, which sure has put a dent in our electric bill. In the living room, our huge flat-screen multi-purpose viewing station brings us entertainment, public announcements, political news, or person-to-person conversation with the next-door neighbor or family halfway around the world.
I’m 71 now, and my school bill is finally paid off. I could retire, and maybe I will soon, but right now I’m still physically and mentally able to do the work that I love.
My oldest grandchild is 21, attending college about two hours away. To my great joy, there is a new baby in the family, so there’s quite an age span among my grandkids.
I do worry about Terry. At 75, he’s suffered chronic, debilitating pain for over six years now. He looks so frail, not the robust guy I married, and yet our love is deeper and stronger than ever. I dread losing him, but I’m very thankful for the almost 50 years we’ve had together. And who knows, I may go first!
Our children are all happily married, productive and busy at mid-life.
God has blessed us beyond my imaginings. I am always thankful that our family remains true to Him in spite of the definite anti-Christian movement around the world. The threat to religious freedom around the world continues to grow, but it has been stopped here in America because we put a man in the White House two years ago who stood up to that threat and sent it packing back to where it came from. It may be just a temporary surcease of the threat, but for now it has left us alone.
Well, there’s my life in a nutshell. Who knows what the next three years will bring. Whatever it may be, I’m ready.