Recognition as Gift

Recognition.  Sought.  Achieved.   Gifted.

It’s the latter that struck me today.  I have received gifts from others…especially
from Diane, who supports fully and encourages without pause or compromise.

Thought about that today—Friday, August 19, our 10th anniversary.

We’ll celebrate tomorrow in Lexington, Kentucky—Diane and her sister, Cheryl, are there—have been for ten days—to work out their grandmother’s estate.

Since there’s more to be done, including attorney-consultations, I’m flying to Kentucky tomorrow.  Hopefully next week we’ll get the legal decisions made.  But also, since I’ve
never been to Lexington, it will be time for discoveries of the area.  That’s good news.

In addition—on the topic of recognition—it came today very unexpectedly.  I was at the post office.  The line was long, the temperature outside 105.  Tempers were not
inexhaustible.  The line’s pace would not beat glacial flow.

Finished my posting with Henry, one of the postal workers.

As I departed, a wonderful postal worker, Mark, waved across the counter, “Hi, Mark.  Say, I went on line—love your web page.  Your novel looks fascinating.  And, tell me, how’s
the wife?”

How special.  It was well beyond “hello, how are you?”

Mark took the time to greet, then acknowledge the new day of having a novel published…and wanting to know how Diane is.

I was touched.

Sat in the car—didn’t notice the heat and offered a prayer of thanksgiving…for recognition…for Diane…and for Mark at the post office.

One of those lovely moments never to be forgotten.


About Mark H Miller

Diane and I live in Leander, Texas. This past June 17, 2015 I celebrated the 49th anniversary of my ordination. We returned to Texas after three years in Washington, during which I served as interim minister in Bellevue/Eastgate and Mercer Island. Am planning to begin a 5th novel that will have my protagonist, Tricia Gleason, serve a year in licensed ministry in Snoqualmie, Washington. The novel, "The Lemon Drop Didn't Melt," will find Tricia wrestling with ministry challenges. None of which more daunting than someone wanting her breathing to stop. All the published novels are available on Amazon and Amazon Kindle under Mark Henry Miller. A primary goal in our return to Texas is to make sure grandchildren get lots of attention--here and in Chicago and Washington, D.C. Traveling is definitely an activity that will not slow down. With that, of course, fishing will happen. To that the t-shirt is apt, "I fish; therefore I am." In addition to novels, the book of Blogs, "Voice Of My Heart," is also available on Amazon.
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