Saturday, August 21, 2010

Celebration!

Today I went to my friend's Memorial today. It was called a Celebration of Life and it truly was a celebration of her amazing life! I am so glad that I went, I was worried that I just couldn't handle it. I mean I love this family and to see them be in such pain was hard. My friend was a daughter, sister, wife, Mother and Grandmother. I put myself in her place and wondered how all these loved ones are going to make it without her. This death has hit so close to home that it has been hard on me.
But it was so positive and upbeat that I was grateful that I went. I also made some new commitments when I was there, after hearing so much about her life and all the Moments that she truly lived, I realized that I need to enjoy life more.
Many times, I miss out on things because of the pain that I have. Everything seems to have such a big cost, if I go to church and stay the whole time, then I am hurting so bad the next couple of days. If I go to one of Lee's games and sit on the bleachers ...then that kills my back. So pain does keep me away from many things, but I am determined to try harder to TRULY LIVE EACH MOMENT!  I want my family and friends .
She was one true follow of Christ, just like all of her family!  As a Mother, your greatest joy is knowing that the kids are close to the Lord and live their lives as they believe and were taught. I am sure she is very proud of them and she must have a sense of peace,, knowing that they will go on to make the world a better place.

Good bye my dear friend, I truly hope I can follow in your footsteps, you will be forever remembered and loved!

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"I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth"  The Third Epistle of John

"To finish the moment, to find the journey's end in every step of the road, to live the greatest number of good hours is wisdom."     - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"While we are mourning the loss of our friend, others are rejoicing to meet him behind the veil."  ~John Taylor