Lessons and Learning’s from the week

10.  Last minute plane tickets are outrageously expensive.

9.  We don’t give our kids enough credit for their ability to care.  Thank you Caleb for caring for Dad by taking care of mom, Josiah, and Levi while I was away.

8.  Father-n-laws are a lifesaver at 11:40 p.m. at night when you need a car at DFW airport.

7.  Drinking (2) XXL Monster Energy drinks while eating a large almond chocolate bar at 2:00 a.m. in the morning is not advised.  It will keep you awake, but the after affects are a killer.

6.  Driving from Dallas to Longview, Texas between 12:00 midnight and 3:00 a.m. is a lonely stretch of highway.

5.  The front doors of Good Shepherd Medical Center in Longview, Texas are locked at 3:00 a.m. – you have to enter through the Emergency Room Doors.

4.  Hospitals keep the temperature in their room’s way too cold.  I like to have froze in my mom’s hospital room.

3.  Thank you to Dr. Leatherman (Cardiologist) at Good Shepherd Medical Center.  You are truly a gifted man.

2.  Thanks to Mark W. (Magnolia, Ar.)  It was great hanging out with you while visiting with my mom.  Friends are not always easy to come by, so when you find one, hang on to them.  Mark you are a great friend.  Thanks for all the years you have spoken into my life and my family.  Thanks for praying over my mom as well.  Even though your eschatology is way messed up (wink, wink) I still love ya Bro!

1.  Mom, you are one in a million.  76 and still running full steam ahead.  Love Ya!

I learned another lesson this week.  Slowing down isn’t a bad thing.  Let me challenge us all to put down our cell phones, computers, ipods, and the like for at least one 24 hour period this week.  I think we’ll all be amazed at what we have been missing.

Thank you to all my mentors, advisors, and friends who called this past week to check on my mother.  You are truly a blessing.  It is beyond awesome to think about all the love you showed my family this week.

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