This post is a continuation of sorts of my last one. My day started early – around 7:00 am. I cleaned my house. I showered and got dressed for the memorial service that started at 11:00 am. It was a lovely service filled with fond memories of a life well lived. The family celebrated his life and shared stories of a man that was greatly loved. A dear friend, DC did the eulogy. She spoke about how eternity gets closer at times like these. She encouraged all to live life fully from this point on until we get to the point we reach eternity. I’m probably not doing her justice but it was really well said.
I left around 1:00 pm and headed for graduation service No. 1. I had the pleasure of watching one of the young ladies in our church graduate high school. Would you believe that they ran out of diplomas to give the kids and had to gather up diplomas they already gave out to some the children. This way no parent would miss the shot of their kid receiving a diploma. Tell me this – how do you run out? I mean didn’t they know the amount of children graduating? Apparently the person who placed the order was not a math major.
I got out of there by 2:30 and headed home. I called to find out the situation with the young woman in our church that was about to give birth. I had to make a couple of phone calls about that to others. I got home and an hour later I was headed to graduation No. 2. Two more young ladies from our church was graduating. I’m happy to report they had enough diplomas at this graduation. These ladies made me laugh walking in doing a little dance. They were so happy and their faces expressed their joy.
While graduation No. 2 was taking place the young woman from church was headed to the hospital. It’s now about 6:30 pm. I’m starting to get a little tired. I wonder why? I made several phone calls and head for the hospital. When I got there I was happy to see how well she was doing. She had an epidural and was feeling no pain. Her parents and some other friends arrived and we laughed with her and her husband while we waited. At 9:50 pm she gave birth to an adorable little baby. I got to see the baby and take pictures. Mom and child are doing well.
I headed home around 10:30 pm. I got to talk to my wonderful husband who by the way has been out of town since Wednesday. He checked with me a couple of times throughout the day for updates on all the happenings. He felt terrible he had to be away during this time.
I wanted to make potato salad for a special dinner tomorrow. So at 11:30 pm I was peeling potatoes. At this point I remembered one of my many phones calls with JG. She taught she was funny when she said, “Don’t forget you promised to make two cheesecakes for tomorrow.” Ha ha. Thanks for the laugh.
Today was a good day. It was a celebration of life in so many forms. All that was missing was a wedding. Life should be lived every day to the fullest. Even though it was a busy day as the pastor wife/friend, I would not have wanted to miss a moment of it. I love these people and was able to express my love to many of them. I thank You Lord for the opportunity to experience so many different rhythms of life in a day.
© Nadine Z. 2007