“O Captain! My Captain!,”
“O Captain! My Captain!,” is a poem written in 1865, after the assassination of President, Abraham Lincoln …by the poet, Walt Whitman.
The phrase “O Captain! My Captain!,” has also been referred to in several movies !
I would like to share the Captain’s in my life.
There are two.
And I also happen to have two birthdays.
First and foremost is the spiritual part of my life, which is my faith which comes from John 3: 3.
Jesus answered him, ‘truly truly I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.’
God, is my spiritual Captain and has been since I turned my life over to Him on April 17, 1967.
If you have followed me, you know, I have daily devotions and prayer…which is most uplifting!
It is my quiet time, my time to be alone.
My time to reflect.
My time to petition God for the needs of family and friends, as well as my needs.
My time to lift up our country and leaders in prayer.
My time to give thanks and praise.
A time to know that I am living an imperfect life in an imperfect world, but that I am given the gift of grace.
I know there is a time for everything.
Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 was printed on our wedding program knowing in our hearts, that this was the time for the Captain and I to be married.
I like the saying that if you do not feel close to God, guess who moved?
Which brings me to the second Captain in my life, my husband.
I thought you might like to get to know a little about this Captain, since his name is in the title of my Blog!
If you follow my Blog, you know I refer to him often.
The picture below is obviously from a long time ago, but he really hasn’t changed that much.
His hair is no longer dark but “seasoned” with gray, a lot of gray. A distinguished gray!
And the above pic is Gpa with one of our great grands, named after my late husband!
For those of you who know us… the Captain is a real Captain. He is a pilot and flies corporate jets.
He became a pilot as a teen-ager, has flown for several commercial airlines, (and he also flies helicopters)…before settling into flying private jets for the rich and famous!
I like to say he doesn’t fly me anywhere because I am neither rich, nor am I famous. LOL
The Captain can be heard to say he has the best “office” in the world….and the most wonderful view out his “office” windows….and I have to agree!
Below are just a few of the views he has from his “office” windows.
The Captain absolutely loves flying.
I don’t think he will ever retire from flying.
It is in his blood as they say.
So there you have it.
The two Captain’s of my life.
And today, my dear readers, is my actual birthday.
The day my mother gave me life.
She passed on 18 years ago, but not a day goes by that I do not think of her and miss her.
I have received lots of phone calls today, emails and birthday cards and I thank you all.
I am truly blessed.