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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.
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    I'm so sorry for the loss of your friend. Thanks for taking the time to encourage us all to reach out & focus on what is important!
    2606 days ago
  • GR8NRS are so right! I think we need reminders like this...I know I do. I will be sure to connect with someone that I haven't talked to for awhile this week. thank you! My prayers are with you. Take comfort in the fact that you will see him soon in paradise!
    2607 days ago
    Thanks! Great reminder! People are more important than projects!
    2607 days ago
    Thank you for this timely reminder to reach out to others!
    2608 days ago
    This is excellent... I wish everyone could read this blog... thanks!! May we each reach out to others!!!
    2608 days ago
  • 154BYAUG
    Good thoughts & so true. We're 'busy' running to WalMart, cleaning the house, watching crummy TV shows. But connecting with friends & family - that's more important! Thanks for the reminder!
    2608 days ago
    So very true, why do we do this.
    2609 days ago
  • IRETA49
    I love your thoughts on this. So true. Very convicting.
    2610 days ago
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