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Friday, October 24, 2008


I just got a phone call from a friend telling me her mother passed away tonight. They were friends from our church in NC. Mary always used to sing, "I've got sunshine on a cloudy day...." I thougth to myself, now she's really got sunshine. It makes me sad to think that a family has lost their mom and their grandmother, their sister. This family has gone through a lot, the father died about a year and a half ago. I can't imagine the pain they've felt. I remember when my grandmother died, it was so sad but Papa was still here so it was almost as if that pain was pushed down. Then when he died, it just felt so horrible because I was dealing with both deaths. As I think about Mary's life tonight, she loved missions and she would always do competitions for VBS and she did a big dessert auction to raise money. It was crazy how much money that woman could get for a pie (she did have a great auctioneer that played dirty, no nose scratching if you know what I mean). She had so much spunk to her. I'm also reminded that life is fleeting. It makes me sad that at some point, I'll have to deal with the death of a parent. I can't imagine how that must feel. It also makes me realize that life is short and that I want to be a peaceful person. It's too short to have regrets and what ifs. I want to live life being honest with others so that I don't let things build up and get the best of me. I don't want to be angry or bitter. I don't want to have ugly things to say about people, I want to let petty things go and hold on to what is important. If you think about it, pray for Mary's family. She left a strong legacy for them and I know their hearts are broken tonight.

1 comment:

Barnes Family said... the Tippets grandma Mary? I'm a little behind I haven't talked to anyone in quite a while, but would love to know which family to pray for.