Yesterday was Paw Paw's memorial service in Foley. I decided it would be best if I stayed home with Jude, since he was just released from the hospital on Saturday; so I sent Wood, Foster and my Mom down without us. I was sad to miss out, but got a lot of snuggle time at home with this little guy.
Several people have asked why we waited so long to do the service and it was because Paw Paw's wishes were to be cremated. He said that because he was really old, all his friends and a lot of his family had already passed away, there really was no point in a funeral. I have never known anyone close to me to get cremated before so that was new to me, but I understood why he wanted that.
It puts life into perspective when you think that at the end of our life all we are is dust.
"For dust you are and to dust you will return." Genesis 3:19
We strive and work, and of course those are all good things but then it is just over. Makes me really think hard about what I'm doing with my time I've been given.
Jude and I didn't leave the house at all, so I was able to take down the Christmas decorations and do some things around here that I've needed to get done. I had some sweet friends bring me supper last night and that was great!
This happy boy is doing much much better! Thank you everyone who prayed for him!
I had Jude all fixed up in our bedroom. He slept in the swing, with the cool mist humidifier going and that thing works great for congestion...get one if your child is stuffy!
It doesn't look like the hubby and I have any exciting new year's eve plans this year. I rather enjoy new year's eve shindigs, but oh well... there is always next time! Here's to hoping the hubby doesn't completely die of boredom staying at home with me and the children!!
I've been thinking about my resolutions today, and maybe I'll share them later...Or maybe not, in which case if I don't follow through, I won't feel like such a slacker!
2012 was a very blessed year for my family. It was a year that we began to finally lay down some roots and "become grown-ups." We bought our first house, had a baby, I was able to start the hardest job I ever had as a stay-at-home mommy, made some wonderful new friends, lost the sweet man that took my Daddy's role 12 years ago and many other blessings I can't even think of right now. God taught me a lot of important lessons and I'm excited and expectant about 2013!
I know that at times in 2012 it was a real test of faith for me and people that I know and love. I pray God's will and richest blessings as we strive to hear the Lord for how He wants to use us for His purposes in this new year.
Happy New Year, everyone!