Thursday, October 3, 2013

Five on Friday

-Fred preached a funeral of a precious man from our church this week.  He lived 94 years.  He was married to his wife for 68 years.  You could find them every day sitting on the couch holding hands and watching television.  The last few years have rendered them bound to their house.  They didn't really seem to mind.  They were together.  94 years?!?  I've reflected on all the things his eyes and heart have experienced.  We was born right at the end of WWI.  He was a boy during the depression.  He was a WWII vet.  He buried an adult son.  His grandparents (or maybe great grandparents) were alive during the Civil War.  He spent his last day on earth on the couch holding hands with his wife.  He laid down to go to sleep and simply stopped breathing.
-Fred took a phone call this week and had to pull over to talk.  I looked around wondering what I was going to do to fill my time.  Out of the corner of my eye I saw it.  Goodwill.  I communicated to Fred my desire to go there.  Ten minutes later I left with a pair of shoes and two shirts for the boys.  Score.  I heart Goodwill.  
-Clayton's good friend from Jackson is turning 10.  He is taking a few friends with him to a University of Memphis football game on Saturday.  Clayton is pumped!  Hopefully I'll get a picture from the game.      
-I was supposed to go shopping with my mom this weekend.  I've been counting down the days...scheduling our plan of attack.  Got a call from Jack's school that changed all of that.  He had a fever.  Diagnosis...strep throat.  He has been sick twice in the last month.  We are never sick. Well...unless it's a holiday or major family event.  :-)
But honestly, to get things into perspective, there are worse things in life than snuggling with my growing boy on the couch.  I'll take it every chance I get.  
-Andrew and Clayton love Legos.  Below is a picture of Andrew's latest creation.  It had wheels on it and a few other things before the picture.  Had I known I was going to have three boys I would have worked on my skills with Lincoln Logs and Legos a little more.  

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