We went to the cemetary today, and it was a pretty sweet time together. Awesome sunset too. Thanks God. But it was a really good time to reflect. Particularly in remembering those who have laid down their lives for us, and for God. Mike may not have gone to war…but he fought a spiritual battle, and everyone knows he fought it well. Made me think about who around me is being benefitted from my life.
The other thing that was pretty sweet was there were hundreds of birds migrating for the winter….hundreds and hundreds of them high in the sky. They all knew the way they were suppose to go, and all of them at one point never flew the route before…
I think thats what I found the most encouraging and most challenging. Knowing the way…knowing the way well enough, without ever travelling it before, and having enough faith in it to lay down my life for it. Is it a question? No. I’m hand in hand with God on my way.
Yesterday we had the official opening of Mike’s new room, which is now the “Pool Room”. We’re following the foot steps of the movie “The Castle” apparently! It was a pretty sweet occasion, the room is SO different now it’s been redecorated!
We got Mike’s stuff back from the police last week including his laptop which had a number of videos of him playing his guitar…he’s pretty good like! There’s some clips on youtube! Check them out! Anyways, we all gathered in Mike’s new room and watched a couple of them after Peter Maiden, head of OM, cut the ribbon (which I made haha) officially opening the new room. Then, it was on to Champagne and Hors Dourves…ahhhh FUN times!
Tomorrow we’re going up to the cemetary because they put the head stone on Mike’s grave on Wednesday. So the immediate family, Mike’s youth group and a number of work colleagues will be going up to visit the grave and then celebrate back here at the house with a yummy meal before going to Sunday Night Service at the church.
Guys, we hear it all the time, the hundreds of inspirational life phrases such as “it’s not the number of breaths we take, but the moments that take our breath away” , “Life is what you make it” , “keep your eyes on the prize” , “think positive and positive things will happen” , “rejoice in your suffering” …so why should death be any different? it is such an awesome opportunity to celebrate the old memories and share/create the new memories and emotions walking the road life with others…
“When life hands you Lemons, do Tequila shots!” Coonie