A Man and a Woman: the song Hawaii Theatre 1969; wedding June 19, 1965, our sons: Jonathan and Chris; all that's happening with me, the pediatrician and our families in a womderful exciting world as long as we commit our lives to Him!!!
Surely the Sailboat
Beginning the Journey
At the Western(Wailing) Wall
Tony, Joe, Myself
Heartbreaking Hawaiian Sunsets
Scenes of Heartbreak in Haiti will follow later
Pastor Emory Gaskins, and his wife Cindi
University Ave Baptist Church
University Ave Bapt Church Cambodian Mission
'Him' playing a Cambodian Thor
Waikiki Yacht Club Xmas 09
Guest of Brian&Kimmie Mahalo!!!!
Good Friends Brian&Kimmie
We Were Kaiser Pediatricians In The 70's!!!
Our Family The Best To be Sure see Chris in other pics
God Is Good, God Is Love, Thank you, God
Chris and The Volcano
Did He Inhale??
Chris Gets His Goat
The Father, The Son, The Holy Goat
We Ask Thou Blessing, O Lord
Kauai Krushers Poipu
Hard Way To Fish
Well Not Skunked
Chris And The Wrass
Adam and Eve
Dec 17, 2009, Another Famous Day!!!
Life is good again!!!
My Bird and Xmas has arrived!!!
Sounds of Aloha!!
Our performance at Kahala Nui 12/3/09
Sounds of Aloha!!
Dan and I
Mac Keral (speaks Spanish) and me
Jeff on GW
'Tea Fer' x 2
'Two Fer' x 2
Condo Sept 09
WOW!! Compare this with 1974!!
Bill's last Sunday, His Church
He left it on Fire; see the Smoke!!! ( Who will be the new Pope?? )
Bill's last Sunday
with Crystal and friends
Bill's last Sunday at the Pullpit in Hickory
Still looks young!!!
Commander Walls with me last days
A very special person, a joy to work with
A Wonderful Goodbye, Cherry Point
My CO, Cap't John, old me, Mike, the Base Radiologist, and the Paddle for my Butt for leaving
My doctor friend and old guy: Truk Hospital 1971-73
36 years seem to fade away that day we met again in Ala Moana Park
Chuukese Missison Church Nuuanu
Classic Chuukese dress for the women; the head pieces are called Marmars
Chuukese Mission Church at Nuuanu Baptist Honolulu
The young people sing the rich Pacific island spiritual songs
Chuukese Family and Haole Guy
my doctor friend with his large family under the Banyan tree
FrontSteet, New Bern
Jamming at the Dink's
Patsy fills and thrills!!
WB&Ruth brought the cake
Go Back 44 years!!!
Gretchen and Joey
with Shirley at our BibleStudy weekend in May09
Beer Can Chicken and my sister
Dock Devotion Time
July 2 at Shacklebanks
Chris, Buzz, Lee, and his boys-Lee manwhatatan!!
"This is so nice"
Chris' GRRR888 MUSIC
Sunday, April 13, 2014
4/12/2014 =======ON TURNING 75------A celebration of my gift from The Lord
Now that''s kinda wowie!!! Should be somewhere else by now but Thank YOU, Lord, for the extra innings!!! Walt Whitman wrote 'I celebrate myself'--but we cannot do any celebrating with our lives without the gift that God gave us.
So many blessings that YOU, Lord, have shared with me and my Bird Woman: our 2 boys strong and spiritually with the You, Lord!!! Our DIL who sometimes I don't understand- and vice versa about me--but still she is with YOU, Lord, and has her own insight and talents. Our grandsons, Matthew, nearly 14 and Colson, turned 9 years 3 days ago are so formed different by You, Lord; thank you for your designs of us!
You planned us long before we were born and your plan for Matthew is being hewn our of rocky material, a diamond in the rough, that at times melts down for him and blows us away, but you know haw he will be a man for You, Lord, like Joshua, be strong, have courage, and therefore we should never lose hope; he will come to us one of these days like a butterfly, portraying his wonderful beautiful talents, his music and his amazing personality--what will he say about these past ugly cater-pillow days??? Colson so much more placid and smart too and his play and loving and creativity already exhibited and shared. Both boys we love so much even with these rough hewn rocky days for Matthew; its groaning days for him and as he struggles to understand himself he grows stronger and
will survive these days of trial and tribulations--bless him, bless them both, Lord!!!
A Big Blessings, Lord, has been Your Word which I finally got around to reading and studying these past nearly 2 years with the Men's Bible Study and of course how it links and networks up with Pastor John and others sermons and other sources of scripture exposure. Before in my life it was hit and miss and just not connected; I am glad i was raised in a Christian home and was baptized at 8 (and again in the Pacific Ocean Jan 1, 1996 by Ted Goslen on the Big island) but my life of sinning and being selfish even when I thought of myself as a Christian was deceiving, going along w many other boys of the South who had dichotomous views of romance and deeds of just good old boys who could snatch here and there and get away with it--even with a smirk. I was even worse because of my own belief in myself, yes even asking for forgiveness, but turing right around and sinning again, in the face of You, Lord..
How do we reconcile those years of that kind of life except by accepting YOUR son's love and grace for us. How lonely it would be if we had to pull ourselves out of the mire of muddy sinfulness and try to find some other Rock to save us?? What would it be like on our last day, our last moment facing death and blackness, a void and the only thing we had was our sinful past and useless accolades and possessions, gone to dust?? Your Son, Jesus, came to me in my most desperate hour when I was sure all my sight was lost after the eye surgery in 1979. He was on the cross giving me hope and telling me not to worry but carry on., but giving up that 'old self' and selfishness.
And I did, sometimes just because of the momentum of my calling: from my undergraduate days, even in high school, I was driven to be a physician; it was a tough road, struggling many times late at night in the Wake library, trying to break through dense learning barriers of some sort of emotions, of what I could call brain blocking; but I would drive on and cram for the upcoming test or goal. I was just driven to succeed. And this same persistence and perseverance (doggedness) continued in my profession through the 35 years of practice;( but at times like in 1995 I ran away from the bad times (the suspensions resulting from my attempts to right some many wrongs--Don Xioti complex) by selling my practice to the hospital for a year, then started it back up and continuing for 12 more years). Selling the practice Feb 1, 2008 was the best day and worst day of my life, but as I look back now 6 years later I see Your Hand in this Lord; I needed to take away the sin and give it up for YOU, and not regret but to go forward with the further mission work and love of my life's companion, my BW..
Grad Wake BG Med 65, married 65, so lot of this is about a Gr888 celebration of nearly 45 years married to a very special person and what God has blessed us with our 2 sons; then the unbelievable that God allows me to go on missions; working in Hawaii again; kindling with Shirley again after 40 some years ago here (the arrested developed thing); there'll be more about GG's family and Chris, and on and on---to God be the Glory!!