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.