Van is still in the shop. A lot of juggling, but everyone is getting where they need to be. I am Taxi Mama this week for sure.
The funeral is over. I’m amazed at how much grace and strength and maturity has been built into my little cousins, now in their twenties, since I last saw them. They saw how they had to be strong for their Dad. What beautiful women they’ve become…and they are all three losing their very best friend on the earth.
I learned a lot about my aunt too…she had started the shoebox ministry at their church, she started the food pantry at their church, she was involved in starting the praise team at their church…a lot of what was getting done, she did. And now…God is giving her rest.
So many things let her to believe she was going through the same menapousal things her mother suffered, but it turns out, it was not the same. It was very, very different. They said she has probably had cervical cancer for ten years now, and it was everywhere. She never went for her screens.
Makes me want to schedule some doctor’s appointments on get on that routine stuff I’m at the age to begin worrying about. She was just 49. Fourteen years older than me…that’s all.
My blind cousin, her step-daughter, was there…she has had a baby! Five months old! She is doing well with it, they say! Wow. I didn’t know that. Amazing. In the midst of all this, she seems joyful with the blessings she has.
Well, I have a ton of work to get caught up on from our Thanksgiving dinner. I had to cook a second turkey (long story), and didn’t feel well last night, so dishes are STILL piled up. But, I got to take food to the funeral that way. We certainly had plenty, and I’ve had no time to buy anything to take to the funeral home. I hate not being able to leave something. Thank you, Lord, and Hub for helping me get that baby roasted overnight! (Yup, the chef on TV was right, canola oil on the skin DID give it a LOT of added flavor over butter. We did put butter in the cavity).
I’ll list some favorite holiday dishes we do around here in the next few days for those of you needing help getting started or wanting to try something new.
I do feel better today so far, so I thank you for your prayers and the sweet emails I took with me. My brother and I had a great drive. He is so funny when he waxes philosophical. He cheers me up with his “deep thoughts on life spells”.
Dishes, then off to Goldy’s first Academic Team meet…she made the cut this week! She is SO excited.
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