It seems my life has been the proverbial roller coaster this weekend. I have dealt with loss, sadness, blessings, and happiness.
First, I went to a funeral for a friend who died from a rare eye cancer this week. Her spirit is still with us. Her legacy so deep and rich. She left a husband and four children, but she always had a smile on her face and incredible spirit.
I hate cancer, but I loved her and still love her beautiful family. She left four children under the age of 12. The memorial service turned into a celebration of her life and spirit.
During the service, her husband read from verses that she had marked in her Bible. The one verse that I loved and felt really represented her was:
3 John 1  I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.
Next, I was accepted into the major blogging #WomensLives initiative — a media partnership between PRI and SheKnows Media (BlogHer’s parent company.) I am helping to promote the initiative which is aimed at telling stories of women and girls changing their worlds and ours. I know I will enjoy tweeting and blogging about this initiative and the issues facing all women’s lives.
Also this week, we completed the bathroom renovations. In the scheme of things a bathroom renovations seems so little, but the new bathroom is blessing our family. Our old bathroom had the original bathtub, sink, and toilet from 1961! It was time for change. Here are just a few of the pictures.
Also, you will want to check back on these posts: Guest Post by author John Davidson and and Great Giveaway: Dynapro Exercise Ball. The first post, which went live this morning, features a giveaway of a $20 I Tunes card. The second is self explanatory, but you will not see it until Monday morning so check back then.
Also don’t forget that this week’s Literacy Musing Mondays is live tonight too. We are growing every week! I am so thankful to all the bloggers that keep coming back and participating and/or reading the posts linked up. This linkup has some great book reviews, discussions, and literacy actitivity posts. Check back and read them. I hope you will consider adding your literacy-related posts too.
I know this post has been all over the place, but that is my life lately. I just hope that you will remember my friend, Laura. She was a beautiful lady, full of love, hope, and faith. I hope you all will pray for her family this week.
I love this song because it sums up her life so beautifully. She was indeed a beautiful, wonderful mom, wife, and Church leader. I wish I had more opportunities to know her better and had more time with her. One day, though, I know she will greet me in heaven. I will have to stand in line for a hug, though. Her memory will always be cherished by our church and community.
We have all known someone like her. We all have people we miss. We cling to the hope that all though they have gone on, we will see them again.
Contributing to these great hops: