This speaks love to me and I think I will always treasure this picture.
I drove home today and left Steve and Alyssa with his mom. Did you know that you could rent books on CD from Crackerbarrel and then return it to ANY Crackerbarrel in the US for just $3.49? I rented this book and thoroughly enjoyed it on the 7 hour drive home. It definitely kept me awake.
My good friend, LeAnne (to the right of the baby), is home on furlough from the mission field. I was so happy to be home in time to see her at this fun get together!!
Joseph Roland Bauman
June 22, 1928 - July 4, 2012
The funeral has been set for Friday so that Joe's son (who arrived just hours after he passed) could attend. Which meant that I would have to make the 7 hour drive again tomorrow and then drive back home on Saturday. I wasn't sure I was up for that, but our good friend, Stephen, offered to fly me. What a huge gift that was for me!!! I had never flown in a small plane before but it was so fun!! And gave me the ability to face the next two days a bit less tired! What a blessing it is to have such great friends! Thanks Leah and Stephen!!!
Joe was catholic, so today we had a mass for him. None of our family attended this parish (Joe did not go to mass much), but this church was so wonderful to us!
It was so sad for me to drive away and see Steve's mom standing on the stoop alone. I know she will do well, but these next days will be the hardest I think. I appreciate your prayers for her as she makes this transition to this new phase in her life.
It has been a tough 2 weeks and I am hoping for some quiet days ahead this week.