Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Off to Mena

I'm excited because I'm finally going home today. Its funny really Fayetteville is home. I love it and when I'm gone I always am ready to get back, but when I've been away from Mena (the town I grew up in) for a long time I'm so eager to go back. There really is no place like home. Most of my family lives there so its always fun.
SO today I have to attack the task I have put off all know laundry, cleaning, organizing and packing. Yuck. Oh well it will feel good to get it all done.
I also get the chance to go to the funeral of a very sweet lady while I'm home. Funeral use to really freak me out and I would avoid them at all cost. Not this one at at all. This women was an incredible women of God. She loved her husband with her whole heart and adored her family and made everyone she ever came in contact with feel like a million bucks. When her husband died I, of course, was at the funeral and several things happened at that funeral I will never forget. One, during the lunch grandmother went by herself into the church and sat on the front row and looked at the casket that held the man she had been married to for the majority of her life. She had a few more minutes being in his physical presence. I didn't realize she was in there so I stood at the back of the church, quietly and just watched. I remember thinking i hope that I get the opportunity to live a long, happy life loving the man God has giving me all the way to death and that I would have the peace that she had sitting in his presence knowing with full confidence where he was and that I would be with him soon. What a blessing.
Secondly, during his funeral the preacher said that when you were around this couple you understood what the Bible meant when it says the two will become one. They really were one. What a cool thing to have said about you and your spouse. So when I'm sitting at the funeral Thursday, I'm going to be celebrating a women whose life touched everyone she came in contact with, celebrating that she has a new body and renewed health and that she is finally reunited with the love of her life and the God that thy both loved so much. It's a celebration and I'm so glad I get to be there.
Hope you all have a blessed rest of the week and wonderful weekend. Did I mention that Saturday is my first baby shower and I'm so excited. Can't wait to see all that pink everywhere. 6 weeks to go. pray the next 6 weeks go by fast ; )
I will leave you so pictures of my little man


Mom said...

That little man is so so sweet. xoxo

Be safe in Mena. Have fun.

I love you.

karalaney said...

i just love you. thank you for sharing. what an amazing legacy

Krissi said...

We were all so blessed to have Grandma and Grandpa for as long as we did, almost all of my favorite memories from my childhood include those two :) And now, after an almost 7 year seperation (the longest they have been apart ever) they are reunited in Heaven! What a great God we serve!