Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Well, it certainly has been awhile!

Yea - it's May already. The weather here is in the high 80's to low 90's. Dh and I go walking at 7:30 am because it's too hot and humid to do it any later!

Let's see - what's new. My dd Steph will be deploying at the end of May on the USS Harry Truman - she's attached to VFA-37 - The Ragin' Bulls. Meanwhile, my dear son-in-law, Zach, and the boss of the family, Aiden, will be visiting his folks and then down to see Mike and me.

I have continued to work on the BOM that we have going with the free patterns at Quilt In A Day. Instead of posting them separately, I will let you see the nine I have done so far...

It is with great sadness that I let you know that Mike's dad Jack, passed into the arms of Jesus last month. He will be greatly missed. Both Mike and Nikki spoke at his funeral in Vero and in Ohio.
This is what Mike said...It is from "The Dash", by Linda Ellis...

"I read of a man who stood to speak at the funeral of a friend.
He referred to the dates on his tombstone from the beginning to the end.

He noted that first came the date of his birth and spoke of the following date with tears...
but he said what mattered most of all was the dash between the years.

For that dash represents all the time hat he spent alive on Earth
and now only those who loved him know what that little line is worth.

For it matters not now much we own, the cars...the house...the cash.
What matters is how we live and love and we how we spend our dash.

So thinks about the long hard - are there things you'd like to change?
For you never know how much time is left that can still be rearranged.

If we could just slow down long enough to consider what's true and real
an always try to understand the way other people feel.

And be less quick to anger and show appreciation more and
love the people in our lives like we've never loved before.

If we treat each other with respect and more often wear a smile
remembering that this special dash might only last awhile.

So when your eulogy is being read with your life's actions to rehash...
Would you be proud of the things they say about how you spent your dash?"

And here is one of our favorite pictures of Jack, Carol, and Aiden (our grandson)

Hug your family members and let them know how much you love them.

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