Recently I set some time aside to visit with an old friend. This man I visited with, he has seen some very rough patches of road this year. His health has given him a run for his money and put himself and loved ones on high alert. While he’d be the first one to remind me that I wasn’t lucky enough to get rid of him yet, we stared at finality together and we talked about it. Continue reading
Posted in Family, Inspiration
Tagged 1inawesomewonder, @1inawesomewondr, Beal blog, come to terms, courage, Goffstown, here's to our health, let go, man to man, NH, old times, one on one, sit and chat, spiritual, visitation, we are so blessed
The view from Intervale, looking west between Humphrey’s Ledge, Cathedral Ledge, and the backside of Little Attitash Mountain. (C) 1inawesomewonder
What is a poor boy to do, while finding his way,
When the picture calls, inviting him in to stay?
June 23, 2016 in Photography, Poetry, Weather
Tagged 1inawesomewonder, 1inawesomewonder Photography, @1inawesomewondr, Beal blog, Beal photography, beautiful, clouds, creation, Intervale NH, landscapes, mountains, NH, setting sun
Sometimes a picture doesn’t do the scene justice. And sometimes an evening ride turns into something you may well remember forever. What a night. What a ride. I wish I had pictures of all of it.
June 20, 2016 in Family, Photography, Weather
Tagged 1inawesomewonder, @1inawesomewondr, Beal blog, Conway, Fathers Day, moonlit, mountains, NH, purple sky
Tomorrow is Father’s Day and I wanted to get this off of my mind before the actual day. Over the last couple of weeks this thought has been creeping into my psyche a little more often every day. Until these last few days, when it has downright bugged me, bothered me, and otherwise haunted me. I asked my wife yesterday, “What am I supposed to do on Father’s Day, with no father, for the first time in my life?”
I suppose I still don’t know the answer. But I know that I miss my Dad an awful lot.
Posted in Family, Inspiration, Photography, Religious
Tagged amazing grace, Beal, Beal blog, brain disease, dad, eternal life, family, father and son, Fathers Day, gleam in your eye, John Beal, miss you, NH, remembering my dad, Reverend John Beal, Steve Beal Sr., thank you Lord, when the roll is called up yonder
Today, the twins (now 6 years old all of a sudden) graduated from kindergarten. There was a short celebration event outside the school in the 87 F heat.
The kids, separated into their three different class groups, and walked in a procession to the front of the seating area. They sang some songs, received their certificates, and listened to some remarks, all after we all pledged allegiance to the flag. Listening to myself recite the words to the pledge made me think of many stories that have made recent headlines around the globe. I will leave it at that for now. The ceremony was brief and it was adorable. Continue reading
Posted in Family, Inspiration, Photography, Twin Adventures
Tagged 1inawesomewonder, 1inawesomewonder Photography, @1inawesomewondr, Beal blog, celebration day. graduation, compassionate, Emotion, first grade, Glen Lake School, Goffstown NH, Jacqueline Sophia, kindergarten, last day of school, school's out, summer vacation, Theodore Jamison, Twin Adventures, twins
I’m here in the yard, at the house I grew up in. I mowed the lawn as I usually do. But I’m missing my Dad. He’d be sitting right here, outside in the warm air. We’d be talking about this, or that, or even silently enjoying that which God created. Sharing a mutual respect for the simple things that make life grand. Seven weeks ago today, God took him home. I’m home, and I miss him.
I mowed the lawn with MapMyWalk! Distance: 1.93mi, time: 01:07:17, pace: 34:52min/mi, speed: 1.72mi/h.
This is the second story
of this type that I have seen in a week. I am assuming there was an adult driving each vehicle. We are getting smarter folks. My, my, how far we have come.
Bedford toll crash. Photo courtesy of NHDOT and WMUR.
Meanwhile, in a news helicopter nearby, a pair of 5-year olds broadcasted the event while laughing and mocking, saying:
“No, me first!”
“No-No, me first!”
“I’m not letting you go first!”
“Well, me neither!”
If only one of them had been texting, the other could have passed through without incident.
Posted in Humor
Tagged #whichoneofthesedoesntbelong, 1inawesomewonder, avoidable, Bedford NH, Bedford tolls crash, brilliance, crash, driving excellence, dumb, Everett Turnpike, Everett Turnpike Toll, hilarious, me first, NH, no me first, road rage, stubborn, take turns, toll booth crash, tongue in cheek, traffic jam