Monday, May 31, 2010

Memory Day

A husband lost this weekend.
A marriage celebrated.
A son called home from a Middle Eastern country.
Red, white, and blue and a parade.
Zoo for two little pairs of eyes. Snake skins, feathers, turtles, black bear, bald eagle, and turkeys.
Two shirts for $5.
Family time.

Sorrow always seems to mix with joy. Each dulls the other's effects just a tad.
Lord, be with those who have lost loves this week. Let us truly be your love to the world - bearing the burdens of the weary and weak, giving comfort where needed.

I am thankful for the honor that my friends and neighbors give to our troops, including son #3 in Afghanistan. He reports it is quite hot there most days. We have a list of requests, which we were unable to fulfill. By the time we got to Sam's Club, it had closed. Perhaps we will be able to return later this week.

Back to work in the morning. One last prom this weekend will keep us busy. After that, some less busy days mixed with busy wedding weekends will keep us on the up and down. It's a fun season, though. I love my job, and all that I get to do to make sure celebrations of life, death, milestones, joys, and sorrows are marked with beauty.

It's all part of life. Still, one day ... all tears will be wiped away ... there will be no more night, for He will be our light ... no more sorrow or pain ... and forever with Him I will stay.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

This is Random

I had a great time with some lovely ladies last night, from a church I miss fellowshipping with. I missed you, Nancy! One of these days, I want to tour your new kitchen ... and maybe take a kayak trip with you ... wouldn't that be fun?

On the way home, I heard an old Petra song: Praying Man. It brought me back to my college days.

My new bluetooth device talks to me. I picked the 'Hero' voice. I'll let you listen if you ask me.

Oh, and if you hear me talking out loud to nobody in particular - it's okay. This is corsage season. My ramblings may sound something like, "Three white sweets ... tipped navy blue ... navy bow ... gemstone wristlet ... heart gems ... glitter ... now, where is this bow? ... ahhh ..." I will be back to myself in a few weeks. I love making the corsages, but sometimes I get stressed about the details. Most girls only get one prom at the most, and pictures last a long time. It needs to be perfect!

I guess that's all for now.