He said – academic. I laughed. See I have been in school for 15 years of the eighteen years we have been married. I have finished bachelor’s degree, master’s (X2) degree and all but a dissertation for my doctorate. I disagreed with him – academic makes me sound like a nerd. He laughed and asked how many books did I read on our vacation? Ok, two but does that make me – academic or a nerd?
He then suggested my word should be accommodating. When I asked him why, he said I can’t say no to anyone. I had to laugh – he is correct. I do say yes when frequently asked to lend a hand.
I believe: from everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked (Luke 12:48).
I have been given and entrusted with much. Sixth healthy, not always perfect kids, four perfect-grandsons and a an awesome granddaughter, a loving husband, a great career, the ability to provide a safe and loving home for thirteen-four-legged babies.
I love being a nurse and my full-time money making job is awesome. I am part of the administrative team for a rural health system. I average 50 hours a week –
But, I still find time to volunteer. I am the volunteer director of a free health clinic we serve approximately 650 residents in our county with free health care. The clinic is open Monday and Wednesday 9 AM to Noon and every other Thursday 5 PM to 10 PM. We provide medical, dental, optometry, and medications free to those who have no insurance or access to healthcare.
I volunteer with the Red Cross, the humane society, the National Wild Turkey Federation, various Running activities, and my church.
I do have a hard time saying no – so, yes I am accommodating. But, from everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked (Luke 12:48).
~ Connie ~