March 30th - Tuesday - Sunshine - Low 57 degrees - High 65 degrees
Folks, remember the discussion about the alarm clock being set for an early wake up call, well let me tell you this morning the bugler played the "get up call" at 6:15 and both of us about jumped out of the bed. Lou told me that was the reason they cut the wires on the system in Guam so they weren't awakened before it was daylight.
MacDill is really an interesting place, it is not just for Air Force, but an international base; therefore, we see all kinds of soldiers and many different flags are displayed and hopefully tomorrow we can get out and I can get some pictures to share with all of you. It is spread out over so many acres, it will be hard to cover it all. They are still building and I mean huge expansions.
Lou took me to the beauty shop and the ladies remembered him, which really surprised him, and he was his kind self and introduced me to them, and immediately when he left, they wanted to know the whole story and told me the great admiration they all had for him in the way he had cared for his wife. Lou and I have talked about this so many times, and as each of us cared for our departed spouses we did so without thinking about the hardship, we just did what had to be done and continued to love them probably more, than before. God gifted both of us with a special gift that we used to the best of our ability. We both agreed we would do it all again if we needed to do so.
Lou and I spent most of the morning with another in depth Bible study that started in Mark and ended with 3rd John. So today at the beauty shop it showed exactly what we had been studying. By what Lou and I did for our departed spouses, we were able to share our gifts with the outside world and set examples that are noticed by other folks that we are not aware of until much later, perhaps not until we are before God in heaven.
When Lou came to pick me up at the shop, the girls shared with him, their pleasure in knowing that he was happy and could spend the rest of his life with someone that he loved and could have time to enjoy his life. This was all to his amazement and he told me on the way home that God was certainly working in his life. What a wonderful experience for both of us.
We washed our car on the way home and had intended to get the inside cleaned out when we got home. but it was a bit chilly, so I prepared dinner, which consisted of barbecued beef, yellow rice w/ black beans and for dessert we enjoyed fresh strawberry shortcake.
I forgot to mention here at MacDill they also sound a siren at noon and then at 4:30, they play Taps and then The Star Spangled Banner and it is very rewarding to see everyone stop, salute, and place their hand over their heart until all is finished. Talk about warm and fuzzy..
Tonight is NCSI, so off for the evening.