“Now I have another question.” She finally said to the clerk, “Is it safe to jog on this street?”
“That depends on how fast you can run.” The clerk smiled back.
I laughed, but quickly realized the hotel guest did not think what he said was funny.
We left the hotel and went to the Convention Center for the last time. While on the way, I saw a Big Boy hamburger statue. I haven’t seen one of those for years and years! There was a BIG difference in this Big Boy and the one I remember as a girl. This was a little Big Boy, the ones I remember were Big Big Boys, standing taller than the restaurant. It made me sad for old Route 66 and the Mother Road heyday.
At the Convention they gave awards for the best video and a few more speakers had the platform. Again, as before, several of the speakers had good things to say.
The ending didn’t come until after 10. I’d hoped we could leave a lot sooner, but it was what it was and we started on the road home. As we drove out of town we got stuck in a major traffic jam. We were being detoured off the freeway because there had been an accident. Four lanes of traffic was being diverted to two lanes of the off ramp. It took us two hours to get back on the road out of town. Thank goodness John bought a GPS on Saturday in Denver!
It was an uneventful, windy trip of clouds and the green hills of the Kansas plains with occasional fields of high tech windmills; quite different from the old ones.
One of the things John and I enjoy is the surprising architecture in these little don’t-blink towns. Looking across the horizon, you can see tall buildings rise above the prairie and are surprised to find a church of magnificent height. If you investigate, you see a building that you’d expect in Medieval England siting in a tiny burg of (perhaps) 50 to 100 people. Amazing.
I’m not going to say that I am completely thrilled with belonging to this company. The fact is, I have always disliked these types of marketing companies. But I also have a lot of respect for John. He feels like this is a good thing and I’m committed to trusting his instincts.
And that’s the whole thing about our marriage. We both have made mistakes in our life together, and we’ll continue to make mistakes. I give John my opinion of something we’re considering and then let him make the decision. I have a lot of faith in John and know he doesn’t do things flippantly. More than trusting John, however, I trust the Lord. He knows that my intent is to obey Him by obeying John and following his lead as he follows the Lord’s leading. Is Empower the Lord’s leading? If He wants it to be it is. Otherwise we’ll find out soon enough. Meanwhile we know the Lord is watching over us and knows the intent of our hearts is to obey Him.