Love the Lord your God, listen to His voice and hold fast to Him, for the Lord is your life! Deut. 30:20

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Thirty years!

Al and Newton Med CEO, Steve Kelly

This evening, the hospital had their employee recognition dinner at the Meridian Center. Al was honored for 30 years at the hospital. Thirty years ago Bethel Deaconess hired him as the director of pharmacy. For those of you who are local, do you remember this old building on Pine? Before Bethel and Axtell combined to make Newton Medical?

We would usually enter the back way as the pharmacy was closer to the back door.

Here was our family 30 years ago.

Our very first house.

The kids loved this driveway. They would ride their scooters and tricycles and go zooming down into the garage. Eventually, after we sold our home on Allison, the couple who bought it made the garage into a bedroom and filled in the drive with dirt and attached a garage to the other side of the house.

I was not excited to move to Newton. We had talked about going to Australia to work with the Navigators. But God had other plans for us and I have seen His hand at work in our lives, even though Australia sounded so grand to me. I am so proud of my husband. He is such a good man. A man who loves His heavenly Father. Who loves his family. And I am thankful for the work God has provided him with to provide for us.


Anonymous said...

I am so inspired by you, your faith and your family. said...

i was born at bethel deaconess :-) a few years before allen started there, though!

congrats, allen!

Rich and Carolyn Dewey said...

30 years! What an achievement! Congratulations Allen - and Debby - you've "stood by your man"! Don't we know there are many who can not say that! You model commitment - to the Lord, your family, and your employer, to be sure. Blessings!

More than just okay said...

I took pre-natal classes there before Ben's birth. We walked there from our house on Third street. Though Ben was born in Wichita because I still had my doctor there from my days working in Wichita.