Friday, June 29, 2012

Fireworks!

If you've been a reader of Life with Lynnie (LwL) for a while, you'll know that every second Monday, I usually attend my writer's group, here in Windsor.

This past Monday, was the scheduled day.

Also, if you've been reading LwL, I tend to go visit my newly retired working partner/friend C, who has been wheelchair bound for several months, now.  When I visit, I usually bring dinner with me; either homemade, or I pick up some take out and bring it with me.

Last weekend, I contacted C and let him know that I wouldn't be visiting him, nor bringing dinner, last Monday.  As well, I notified my writer's group that I wouldn't be attending that evening, either.

It wasn't due to any problem between us.  Rather, it was because it was a special day, or maybe I should say evening.  This past Monday evening was fireworks night!

Every year, usually near the end of June, both Windsor, ON, Canada and Detroit, MI, USA celebrates with fireworks.  It is one of the largest displays of fireworks, in North America.  For more information, click on this LINK.

 Here is a pic from the fireworks on the Detroit River!
Yes, those dots in the foreground are people, in massive numbers.

Now some people might think that I would have had plenty of time to have gotten downtown and home again, before the fireworks began.  However, knowing that the City of Windsor, closes down some of the downtown streets about 5:00 p.m., I didn't want to take any chances.

Besides, years earlier, I learned the hard way that getting stuck in traffic, on our city streets, when people are looking for parking spaces, as early as the times I just mentioned, isn't fun.  In fact, the last time I did this, I was stuck for a couple of hours.

Years ago, it was a fun time, when I took my family went down to the river for the fireworks celebration.  Still, it was the same thing, parking snarl-ups, as drivers try find parking spots, as close as they can! 

Traffic tie-ups at dinner time, right up to late at night, after the display ended.  We usually went to the river's edge about suppertime, just as people still do, today.

As you can tell, I gained much wisdom and insight into that situation, a long time ago!

This reminded me of James 1:5, "If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all men liberally, and reproaches not; and it shall be given him." 

Yes, I could say that the wisdom I had was due to past experience.  However, I no longer rely on myself and my past experiences, when I make decisions.

Now, I rely on God.  He is in control.  He knows best.  He is the one who has all the knowledge and wisdom.  He loves me and has my best interests at heart.  Yes, it's all about Him.  Not me!


Until next time...

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