You will find me on Sunday mornings, either behind the piano or at the Hope Connections Desk/Guest Services at Church of Hope.
Before and during the 9:00 gathering you will find two of the best ladies! Lana and Pat. Consistent ,faithful and fun. I’ll check in with them and tell them any information they might need to know to pass on to our guests at Church of Hope. We are friends so there are always catch up on life moments as well.
Pat mentioned that she had recently been at her high school reunion and proceeded to tell a story.
Pat and Tommy met in high school and Pat was a basketball player. She played in 10th and 11th grades. Tommy gave Pat an engagement ring and her basketball coach said that she could either play basketball in her 12th grade year or she can wear her ring.
She chose the ring.
I scrolled through their Facebook until I found how many years they have been married. 57 years and she is still choosing Tommy.
In these days of careers and electronics, it’s easy to put everything else first because your “person” will always be there. But will they?
I tell myself daily and I fail daily.
People are more important than things. It sounds so incredibly shallow that I have to say it out loud but it’s easy to get trapped in the things that need to be done.
Pick the ring.