God brings certain people into your life, and they profoundly affect it, enrich it, and bless it. Larry Severa...ahum...Dr Larry Severa, is one of those people.
Here's the link to my buddy Larry's practice in MONTANA:
Larry and I became great pals when we were both stationed at the 51st Training Squadron at Lowry Air Force Base, Colorado back in the mid 1980s (1987 to be exact). He is such a wonderful man...a great, gracious, and godly man.
I remember when Larry came out to California to visit me (Christmas 1988) when I was stationed at Beale AFB, just outside of Sacramento. He was stationed at Kirtland AFB in Albuquerque at the time. He had never been to California before, so it would be my HIGH privilege to show him around the Northern part of the state...or at least BEALE, and the Bay area afterwards. What a great time we had. We went over to San Francisco, stayed in this somewhat cheesy hotel for an evening right in "Union Square" and just had a wonderful time enjoying each other's fellowship, and the blessings of the Lord.
I distinctly remember how beautiful the San Francisco/Oakland Bay Bridge was decorated that particular night.
I had the wonderful honor to visit him several times in Albuquerque---and he will never know just how much those "visits" meant to me. I still have the t-shirt he bought me the first time I came to visit. (Okay, so I don't throw things away very easily).
Now he's a physician. I am so proud of him. Just seeing all that God has brought into his life brings tears to my eyes. Knowing that God has indeed been faithful to Larry, his wife, and his children is causing me to get very misty-eyed even as I'm typing this post.
Larry, in case you are reading this:
You are supremely loved. You have blest my life in ways that only eternity will reveal. You have been the face of Jesus to me so many, many times. Your friendship and brotherhood are precious treasures to me.
I look forward to hearing from you soon.