Almost 29 years ago we crested a hill south of Hico on State Highway 6 and dropped into the Bosque River Bottom. It was the most beautiful sight we had seen on our six hour drive from Littlefield, Texas. My family (Margaret, Jonathan and I) were in a Buick Skylark following my dad who was hauling a gooseneck trailer loaded with all our worldly belongings. In the distance, centered over Highway 6 was a rainbow. We drove toward this rainbow, through Iredell, then onto Meridian. As we pulled up in front of our soon-to-be home on Morgan Street, the rainbow was centered just above and behind our house.
We took the rainbow as a sign from God that this is where he wanted us and what a Blessing it has been. Since I retire on August 29th I would like to say thank you to all the 4-H Parents that let me be part of their children’s lives through the 4-H program. Another huge thank you goes out to the volunteers that have invested thousands upon thousands of hours into Extension youth and adult programming. I also want to say, “Thank-you Bosque County” for allowing me to serve as your County Extension Agent. Thank-you, Thank-You and Thank-you!
Since Extension work is informal continuing education I would like to leave you with one last thought. Of course, it is not my own, but it is from a very good book. In response to the question: What does God require of you? The Prophet Micah tells his readers to “To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” (Micah 6:8 NET)