I grew up in the very small town of Janesville, CA which is located about 83 miles north of Reno, NV. After graduating high school I moved to Reno and worked at various jobs. Decided that the lifestyle was not my cup of tea. I was adrift not knowing what I wanted to do and had no money. So, I joined the Army! At that point in my life it was the best decision, I needed discipline, guidance and a renewal of my confidence and self-worth. While stationed at Ft. Huachuca, AZ was “fixed up” with a blind date. 8 weeks later we were married. We were blessed with one son who is married and blessed us with two awesome grandkids.
I became a widow in 2003 after a difficult few years struggling with the effects of Hep C. I lost my faith and became very angry with God. My anger intensified when I dealt with health issues of my own. Spent several years angry, lost and unhappy. Then I moved to Coeur d’Alene and stepped through the front doors of First Pres. Downtown! I felt so welcome, my heart began to open and the walls began to fall away.
When I was approached about the co-receptionist position my old friends fear and self-doubt raised their ugly heads and that old saying “can’t teach an old dog new tricks” came to mind. Spent a lot of time in prayer and reflection and decided to go for it. It has been a little bumpy with a few unexpected speed bumps thrown in.
So, can you teach an old dog new tricks. I believe you can. It may take a lot of motivation, patience and encouragement but all things are possible. I thank you all for your kind words of encouragement and your patience.
Patience with others is love.
Patience with self is hope.
Patience with God is faith.