Five facts about me - right now. Because sometimes facts about us change with seasons of life. Sure, sometimes things stay the same, too.
a fact then: I'm retired from the Air Force, but because I am retired I have now, almost unlimited access to health care when I've needed it the most which is - right now. I have RA that only seems to be worse, I often can't breathe and phlegm builds up overnight every single night. I, personally have had few issues with the healthcare I've been provided in the 20 plus years since I've retired.
Our pastor preached on suicide and depression (Yes to this) and I pretty much bawled the entire sermon because I struggle so much physically and a little bit relationally and it just all piles up sometimes and it seems to never end, and thus, emotionally I'm pretty much a wreak. But, the fact is also, I'm not hopeless. It's just sometimes that is hard to see.
I'm a momma to 4 adult children and grandma to six and my two oldest and all six of my grandkids live far away and I ache most of the time because I don't get to see them. One of my daughters (and her kids) visited after Christmas for a week and I saw them one day during the entire week. I haven't seen my other daughter and grandsons for over a year. This, too, causes so much heart ache.
My job is to watch the weather and report what I see. It's pretty much one of the best jobs in the world. I used to forecast the weather and while I miss briefing pilots the forecast along their flight path and analyzing radar and satellite, observing the weather has become fulfilling enough. It is enough. I used to say if I can't do aviation meteorology than weather observing is good enough, but somewhere along the way I've found it is not just good enough it IS enough. The added bonus, for sure, is, when the weather is good I have lots of time to read.
The writing part of telling my stories is my favorite part of memory keeping, scrapbooking, story telling. This was a simple 5 facts about me exercise and yet for me it is so much more.