Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Rain, rain go away...

Most people are truly upset about the rain here in the DC area. Especially yesterday...because of the flooding it took most folks 2 1/2 to 3 hours just to get to work!!!! Now me personally...I wouldn't have made it...

So for me the rain took on another toll. I unfortunately was attending a funeral service yesterday. I must admit that I truly forgot just how draining funerals can actually be. Its like an emotional rollercoster. You are praising and thanking the ALMIGHTY for the life of the person, but then you are truly sad to see the person go. Its always a catch 22, especially when the person was as wonderful as "Grandpa" Henry was. He wasn't really my grandfather, but my god-sister's...I was always around though. Grew up with that family, so in a sense he was like a grandpa to me...
He suffered with cancer for 10 long years, so when it came to the end of it, I was ok with the fact that he went home to glory. I was able to visit with him about a month ago, he knew who I was and even tried to talk to me. So that gives me peace. In Glory he will not have to suffer anymore. So although its natural for us to be saddened by his departure, we can't be selfish.

So with that said...I guess even if it is raining, even if it does take us an extra hour or two to get to work this week (it is supposed to rain all week) let us just be thankful and grateful that we are ABLE to get up and go and appreciate the LORD for the natural gifts that he gives us...including massive amounts of flooding rains...let's just be happy to be here to see it, to see our loved ones.

Side Note: If you haven't thought about making arrangements for yourself and your future, please take the time to do so.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Word T. I really like this post. It's somewhat of a melancholy post that speaks to the heart. I loved it. - J

T.C. said...

I am glad you liked it...I guess it all depends on what's going on at the time...

Jessi said...

This is very important. We should always keep in mind that tomorrow is not promised to us. We should be living life to the fullest. So that in the end, we know that we have given our best. WE should be grateful for every moment, day, and hour that we are able to live and have breath. Of course Tiffy - you know that my prayers are with you and your family.