Thursday, March 28, 2013

Skywatch Friday - Sunset of a Career - Final Entry

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So, I have put in my last official work day at the office.  Monday morning I will fill out my time sheet, turn in my keys, say my good-byes and enter into full-time retirement.  You've read, in the previous posts, how I got to this point in my life.  The question is, where do I go from here.  The answer is, the Lord only knows.  I do plan to spend some time at the location above.  It is a small lake about five miles from the house.  I plan to spend time running down a much larger lake in my bass boat, not really caring if the fish are biting, but just enjoying the time outdoors and on the water.  I plan to spend much more time with my photography, both the capturing of the images and the post processing.  Then, there are the grandkids.
Summer is coming and that will provide multiple opportunities for us to spend time on the water, at little league baseball, and youth soccer tournaments.  There will also be dance competitions and just hanging out.  Of course there are projects to complete.
I have a two large planters to build in the landscape.  There are a couple of furniture re-purposing projects waiting on me, and there is always something to do around the outside of the house.  There will definitely be more personal time.
I can spend more time, in the early morning, in God's word.  I can spend more time viewing photography training videos, and there will be time spent to get myself in a much healthier physical condition.  Don't get me wrong, all of the numbers that my doctor considers important are ok.  I just need to get more exercise and eat better.
I am sure that God has something planned for me in this new adventure called retirement, I just don't know what it is.  I am confident that He didn't bring me to this point in my life and just expect me to do nothing for my remaining years.  Whatever He has planned for my wife and I, we look forward to the journey.  If you care to follow along, just stop by here occasionally and see what we're up to.  

Find a church of your choice this Sunday and celebrate Easter with the Savior.  Have a blessed week-end.

He is Risen!

Because He is risen, there will come a day when He will call my name and, "I Will Rise"!



  1. I'll be right here whenever you post, God willing. I've been following you for a very long time.

    Love the video.

    Have a terrific day and a blessed Easter. ☺

    1. Congratulations, retirement! Look forward to more photography! :) Danica Martin

  2. I can see why you would want to spend time at this lake, a gorgeous scene. Congratulations on your retirement.

  3. Beautiful photo. Congratulations on your retirement and your continued good health, a great combination.

  4. I loved your series on retirement. Circumstances willing it may be 10 years for me and I can hear the footsteps.

  5. I have enjoyed your retirement posts..believe me you will stay busy! The lake picture is beautiful. Happy Easter!

  6. Congratulations on your retirement!