Yesterday was a great day for me to reflect, I am sure you have had one of those, some are difficult but others make you want to just shout thank you Lord!
With some time to kill before a meeting, I stopped by a Whole Foods market, got some lunch and sat in the back of my truck in the parking lot and had an impromptu picnic. Got a little tan too. Anyway, I thought of my former boss who allowed me to begin my "retirement" early, who had realized my heart wasn't in the car business anymore, so I called him and thanked him for allowing me to get so much done in the past 3 months.
Then the song "That Ain't My Truck" that Rhett Atkins sings began to cross my mind as I realized how much I loved that Toyota truck I bought. It had been 30 plus years before I had bought something new, and sitting in the bed of it soaking up some rays, I recalled those words Rhett sang, "That's my girl, she's my whole world, but that ain't my truck." His point, he lost his girl to someone else, and the new man's truck was parked in his old driveway.
I thought how much in a year my life had changed, how I rode back in that truck to ATL when Paul died, how I had hauled stuff back and forth to several moves, how many trips back to ATL and Mississippi and I had taken in it, how many rides my grandson Logan and I had taken in it and sitting in the bed of that truck I thought, I love it, That's My Truck!
And now it's going to be parked in the right driveway because, She's My Girl too. This extra time we have had has helped us to work through challenges that may have postponed our marriage or just stopped it all together. You can be friends, but converting to an every day relationship is extremely difficult for two "alpha" personalities. But with the help of our friend, marriage officiant and counselor Bo, we have turned the corner toward the walk of faith in each other God wants us to have. I love this girl too!
My point, I like that song, it is something that makes you smile because of the catchiness of the phrase, but when God gives you time, an excellent truck and a good woman, then it's your truck that needs to be parked in the driveway.
She's My Girl and That Is My Truck!
Glenn is an ex-Marine Viet Nam vet who is also a recovering alcoholic, clean and sober for 30 years. He has been involved in start up and ongoing recovery ministry at North Atlanta Church and Campus for the last two decades. He has a passion for outreach and to spread the message that the answer to lasting and fulfilling recovery from addiction is in a relationship with Jesus Christ. He and the ATB team are available to assist in your questions or needs on an individual basis and will do so maintaining complete confidentiality. You may e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.