Markers and Moments…

As we travel, be it on an extended road trip or just through life, we experience markers and moments.

I like to drive.  It’s therapeutic for me. A few times a year I take a 10-12 hour road trip to the mountains in Western North Carolina. Along the way there are markers that let me know I am getting close to my destination.

The last hour of my journey takes me into higher elevations. The landscape and terrain change. Rolling hills become mountains.  I find myself thousands of feet above the almost sea level existence I have in Florida.

On this trip, I am joined by life-long friends, who in many ways are partners in my life. We encourage one another in conversation.  We share insights and thoughts about the current realities where we find ourselves in terms of vocations, family, goals, etc.  Their investment and interaction with me is a valuable treasure as I gain perspectives and see things differently.

These friends have shared markers and moments with me and I with them. We are together in our successes and failures, joys and sorrows; in all life is.  If I am the driver, they act as navigator and vice-versa as we move along in the journey of life.   We see these friendships / partnerships formed in the Abbey Life.

In the creation account in Genesis we find these words; It is not good for man to be alone. Thus God created a partner for the man Adam in the person of Eve.  We learn again that we are better together.

Reflection:  Consider the marker moments in your life (Graduations, Promotions, Marriage, Children, etc.)  Think about the people with whom you shared these moments.  Maybe give them a call or drop them a note – reconnect; you’ll be glad you did.

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