Well, Spring Break might have been 3 weeks ago, but this is honestly the first chance that I have gotten to think about everything that happened that week. There is absolutely no one in the lobby tonight, I am sort of caught up on homework, and I am pretty sure that this is absolutely the perfect time to tell you all about what stuck out most to me.
A group of fellow students and I headed just outside Nashville, TN to Shelbyville (or Shellville if you are a Tennessee Resident) for a short missions trip. None of us really knew what we would be doing, or where we were going, but we did know that it would be awesome.
I will be honest; I really didn’t know what this trip was going to hold, and I was so not a fan. We had a blast playing in Nashville on Sunday; when Monday arrived the real work started.
When we were debriefed we found out that we would be helping an elderly gentleman clean up his property. I was in charge of playing with his dog, among other things. Now this wasn’t just any dog. Oh no, it was a HUGE Husky. And when I say huge, I am not kidding, that dog was bigger than I am and super fluffy (and awesome).
Even better, his name is Tito.
While Tito was stinkin’ awesome and whole lot of fun, his owner was even cooler.
Meet, Mr. Womack:
Mr. Womack is one of the coolest people I have ever met. He is a World War II vet, a true family man, and..get this…an extreme sportsman. For his 80th birthday, he went water skiing, but thought he was lame because he had to use two skis (funny, because I can’t ski on any skis). His stories were amazing. Like how he was in Hawaii during Pearl Harbor.
He had so many stories, and not enough time to tell me. However, he did mention that he would love someone to help him write out those stories. This is one area that I can definitely help with, and I think I just might do that.
Mr. Womack’s passion for life and the people that he meets was really inspiring. Even through his circumstances, whether it be the passing of his wife or finding out he has cancer, he is still joyous through it all. He taught me that even though there are rough times, life can still be great, it just depends on your outlook.
I’m hoping to help Mr. Womack with writing the story of his life, starting tonight. I am sending him a letter to talk to him about it!
Only 25 more days till school is out!
Peace and Blessings
Hebrews 12:7–Your discipline is to endure..