I believe that God is real and that he has a purpose for his creation and for me. Can I prove that to you? No I can’t, although I can demonstrate that belief in God is reasonable, more so than any of the alternatives. While I cannot prove to you that God exists, I am convinced in my own mind that he does and that belief is an integral part of who I am and how I live my life here.
Today is kind of a bittersweet day. After 31 plus years at Keyport I will not be getting up and going to work any more. I had actually retired from government service a bit more than 3 years ago and returned to the same place to experience the life of a contractor. I enjoyed the chance to be a computer programmer again, but last week I experienced the big downside of being a contractor. The budget was tight and the workforce needed to be trimmed, resulting in 3 of us being laid off, effective today for me. Walking away from the job had been in the back of my mind for some time, but I had not yet reached the point of pulling the trigger. Now that it has been done for me I can go ahead and begin to enjoy ‘retired life’.
Surgery is now six days away and today was the day scheduled to get all of the pre-op stuff done. Spent time with my surgeon as well as the admitting process at St. Joseph’s. My surgeon gave me a rundown on all of the things that would be taking place on the day of surgery as well as the following couple of weeks.