This is the third weekend in a row where we experienced major ups and downs in our lives. Last weekend, the big birthday party I’d planned for Alan’s friends at the hospital ended up being preempted by the funeral of a very elderly but very faithful board member/foundation supporter of his hospital. This past Friday was the funeral of his 89-year-old cousin and WW II vet (who had worked as a radio-control officer all the way through the war, including the Battle of the Bulge). Each week, there have also been wonderful “Ups” too, though! Now, you may have doubts about whether or not a wedding where this was the cake-top decoration was an upper or a downer…
In fact, it was a very happy wedding for Jeremy and Annie! They just happened to meet at L.S.S.U. in the police training program. As it turns out, they are both sharp-shooters! Jeremy (who grew up at our chapel and was an invaluable worker on our youth mission trips over the years), has taken a position with the state police in Wyoming, so it was a bitter-sweet day! We will miss them, but I’m sure they’ll be appreciated out in the “wild west!”
one of the special parts for me was seeing Stephen so much enjoy not only the young people, but the adults who came to greet him!
I even got to spend a wonderful afternoon talking to various friends, thanks to the faithful help of Cindi, Rhonda, Steve, Brian, and especially Susan (far right), who spent her entire time working in the kitchen!
However, not too tired! Cindi, Susan, and I have a “birthday club,” and this morning we took Susan out for breakfast to the Omelet Shop…
What a privilege and joy it is to have such precious friends. I’m so grateful for my husband and kids, for our church family, and for dear sisters in Christ!
“A friend loves at all times.”