Catching up: images from Miami and my latest project

If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. – Romans 12:18

Children’s children are a crown to the aged,
    and parents are the pride of their children. – Proverbs 17:6

– Zoo Miami

This morning I need to pause and share a couple of images from Rebekah’s Miami adventure. Grandchildren are absolutely good for the soul. Noisy – most definitely, and off the scale dramatic at times, but definitely helping to put the idea of retirement into its proper perspective.

The first week back at school after 18-months learning in the virtual environment went well; David has started 4th grade and Beks is in 3rd. Both children feel good about their teachers, the school is being smart about mask wearing, and – even though the family misses being all together – Naomi and Geoffrey will get to enjoy some one-on-one time.

This week has been a opportunity for the family to share some of what they love about Miami with their grandmama. Hence photos from the beach and then Zoo Miami. I have been promised more images, but these will illustrate the story for today.

Of course, for me, photos of Rebekah are good for my soul too, so the combination is therapeutic to the highest degree.

Meanwhile back at the ranch…

Meanwhile here in Wake Forest I have vacillated between being ultra productive and unable to accomplish much beyond caring for my parents.

Wednesday’s golf outing was wonderful (see “Tension vs Grace“), and then yesterday I made a commitment to myself that I’m going to make public – for the benefit of accountability. The commitment is to pick up the two long-form writing projects I had abandoned and aim to finish them both by the end of 2021.

The first is a new novel (I got the ball rolling Thursday, and so far it feels possible), and then a new inspirational book.

Please ask me about these as time goes by, and expect a positive answer!

– just the two of us….

But I do miss Rebekah a great deal. We have this rhythm of life together, and we both feel out of balance when we are apart.

Have an amazing weekend, friends, and be grateful for this life – I know I am. – DEREK

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