Wednesday, September 02, 2009
I know that my circle of friends and I are reaching a age where any time one of us could pass on. A dear friend of mine went to be with the Lord this week and I know he is being held in arms of unconditional love, and yet I mourn the loss. I hadn't seen this friend for a few years and I sit here and ask my self why! Many times I have driven right by his house, and never stopped, why! Once I saw him out in his yard and I just drove on by. Are we really so busy that we can't take the time to pick up the phone, drop by for a moment, drop a e-mail. Do we have to wait until they are gone to wish we had! Do me a favor within the month of September, that friend or relative that you kept meaning to contact, do it now, right now. And that person you are angry with and not speaking too, it is not worth it, forgive them.
January 1 2011
For the past couple of years a relative has been struggling with Lou Gehrig disease. This is a horrible disease that saps the life and ability to do anything right out of you little by little. What courage this man had. He knew that it was a matter of time before he would be gone to meet Jesus. His wife cared for him right up until the final week of his life when he was taken to the hospital. My husband and I would go to visit with them whenever we could. He enjoyed listening to our music and singing country and gospel music. You could see that it brought him great happiness. He passed away this week. Your health is precious, take great care of it. God Bless!
On August 4, 2012 my husband celebrated his 70th birthday. I had a big party for him with about 50 family and friends gathered. What a great day of celebrating life and fellowship. All of the kids were here and some of the grandkids. A time for hugs, laughs, remembering and playing and singing. I think family gatherings are so important for staying in touch and letting people know how important they are to you. How precious this time was for us.