Thursday, March 14, 2013

Ups and downs of life

Sorry I have been MIA. My mom's memorial service was March 9th in Ocala, Florida. I think she would have been very pleased. It was a lovely service held at her church followed by a luncheon put on by church members. Mom was very popular in her community and I can't count the number of people who told me they were going to miss her. I'm at the top of that list.

I spent the week prior in Florida with my brothers sorting through her things. She lived independently in a two bedroom house with lots of stuff. It was very emotional sorting through her clothes, dishes, photos and other belongs but as I told my brother, I was thankful she didn't have to be there watching us load her life into boxes.

Countryside Presbyterian Church- Ocala, FL

I want to send a special shout out to my husband today, its his birthday. I am so excited! Why am I excited? Well, I happen to be three months older than my husband so from my birthday in early December until his birthday in March he takes pleasure in reminding me that I am a year older than he is. Anything to get my goat! So welcome March 14th, what took ya so long?

Life brings us many types of celebrations, some painful, some joyful. I believe we can not truly appreciate the joyful ones without a few of the painful ones thrown in.

I hope your joyful celebrations far outweigh your painful ones.

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