Monday, April 1, 2013

Happy Easter

Dear Mom,

Happy Easter!!  I missed you so much today, missing pappy lots, too!  I couldn't help but think that last year you were with me.

I loved this picture that one of my former kids took of us last year!  Never know what a year may bring forth!  Glad I treasured these moments with you!
There has been so much that has gone on in the past month or so.  One big thing is that one of my dear friends Angie Larson went home to heaven.  I know you already know that and have probably been spending some time with her.  She's pretty awesome!!  Oh and you would love her, because she was also a purple girl!  So many people had purple on for her funeral too.  She came over this summer when you really weren't doing well.  She and her daughter Raycheal came with Dunkin Donuts coffee for me and went into the room to see you, stayed and chatted with me for a while.  And Angie got down on the floor to play with Bella.  She loved getting her going.  They had so much fun together.  I really miss her, she was one of my closest friends and was my biggest cheerleader!  She was always at the school doing so much to help out.  I would always get my daily hugs from her, and some encouragement.  She was only 47 years old, and left behind 5 kids and her husband.  Her youngest is a precious 12 year old boy that was a Mama's boy.  It's heartbreaking!  So as I thought of you today, I also thought of my sweet friend and her family!  I'm missing all of you!  
But, today was a wonderful day in church.  We have a new screen at the front that was put up and it was just finished this week.  My friend Angie's husband Tim and her boys helped get the screen and projector all set up.  It looks like a whole new church.  You wouldn't recognize it at all.  It's so great!  I must say, when I walked in and saw it, my heart was just ready to celebrate the resurrection and worship and praise.  It was a wonderful day!  Someone just posted that they heard there were 510 in church this morning, over 200 were visitors and about 30 raised their hands saying they prayed and accepted Christ as their Savior.  It was pretty special!  They had an Easter egg/candy hunt at the school after church, but as usual, I was talking, so I missed seeing that.  I came home, took Bella out and then was pretty much back out the door to go to Auntie Ann's for dinner.  As usual, it was a fun time over there!  Again, I couldn't help but think that you were there with me last year.  Things are definitely more lonely this year, but it really was a great day!  Give love to all my amazing family and friends that are in heaven with you.  Looking forward to the day I can do that myself and be with all of you!  I love you!!

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