I told you in my previous post that I would tell you why I admire MON-roe. It's such a simple thing, or at least it seems that way to him. You make a schedule of the things that are important enough for you to spend the time that makes up your life doing them, and then you do them. Faithfully.
MON-roe told me that he came to "God's Green" as it has affectionately been deemed, EVERY Sunday, because it was his home and he enjoyed it. He enjoyed the labor, and he enjoyed the rest he was able to get after the labor, right on the bed of that antient truck of his. (That one worked JUST FINE...he didn't know why everyone thought he needed another one.)
I love that he takes time for HIM in this busy world to nurture his soul, and he does it RELIGIOUSLY. I think we almost get in a habit, and then something comes along and we miss a day here or a walk there, and the next thing ya know, you end up like me...walking never, and gaining back all that weight, and not getting that healthy time every day...healthy for my body, yes, but also healthy for my mind, and healthy for my family.
MON-roe really has a simplistic view of the world, with his Gump-like personality...he treats others the way he way he wants to be treated. He is a quiet giver...he doesn't want any pomp and circumstance. He has good manners, but says if he is on his land, and he doesn't want to put his shirt on and you're on his land, if he doesn't feel like it, he won't. (Although he is more gentleman that he makes himself out to be. Before he came over to the road to see what this crazy gal wanted with him, he stopped and put his shirt on.)
So there are the reasons that I respect and admire this new friend of mine named MON-roe that I can think of at two o'clock in the morning when I should be sleeping but instead, I've spent "loving on" my mother-in-law since I got here at 8:30, but I am thankful that I was here. There's not much that is more gratifying than being about to serve others who have helped or served you in some way, and she has, and I'm trying.
I'll see if I can rummage up a picture for tomorrow. :)