Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Stick a fork in me

Stick a fork in me . . . I'm done. Monday was my last day at Crossroads. No matter how many "final tasks" I completed, I just always seemed to think of one more thing I could do. I finally just had to call it quits and move on. The inventory and fixtures were successfully liquidated and the building was practically empty. The job was done.

As I drove back across the Bayway (the section of I-10 that crosses the river delta at the top of Mobile Bay) on my way home, I couldn't help but notice how beautiful it was today. The marsh grasses were especially green and I spotted more alligators swimming the open waters than I have ever seen. It was as though God was putting on a show for my last day of commuting.

In the two and a half years that I've been making that 64 mile daily round trip, the drive has not been too tough. (OK, I admit that I really came to dislike that section of I-10 between Virginia St. & the Wallace tunnels on my way home each day but only because it's such a bottle-neck.) For the most part, the drive was not bad but I regretted the hour and a half of each day that the commute consumed. When you add it together, it's like an additional workday just in travel each week. I'll confess that having my own bookstore for 10 years just a mile and half from my house really spoiled me.

Life goes on. I'm thankful for my time at Crossroads, for the staff that I came to love and appreciate, and for the experiences with customers who came to Crossroads on their own journey to the cross. It was an honor to have served on the staff of Christ United Methodist Church (owner of the bookstore) in this capacity. I'm excited about the future even though I don't yet know what it will be!

How do you feel about the transitions in your own life?

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