Loretta's Countdown to 60

Aging on my terms - Daily musings in 500 words or so

Tag: service

In Service

As the autumn breeze cooled the air, my heart filled with warmth when John uttered those three words he had said to me months earlier. Not only had he said, “I love you,” but I also knew he meant it. Perhaps it was the fear of his uncertain future, but in that moment I didn’t care.

A month later we were sitting together on a bench outside Courtroom A waiting for John’s trial to begin, neither of us wanting to show the anxiety we both felt. I could sense John’s fidgeting before he stood up and announced he needed to use the bathroom.

I watched him walk away and noticed his usual swagger was absent. From the moment I met John, he had an air of confidence that I knew didn’t always match what he was feeling inside. That day he couldn’t mask the anxiety he was feeling, and I noticed his shoulders weren’t as square as usual.

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Weekend – Wonder

I wonder what we will do this weekend?

I think it’s time to dust off the big bike and take her for a spin.

Off on the next adventure

The line up

John mapped out a route up into the mountains on some windy road that he found earlier, so we are heading off to explore. Continue reading

Weekend – Veteran’s Day!

Growing up in the ’70’s I was very aware of war and the affect it had on our family. I was and still am extremely proud of my brothers for their service to our country. To us, we didn’t think about the politics of war, we just knew our brothers were in harm’s way.  Continue reading

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