Monday, May 18, 2009

Thinking about life and death

Tomorrow morning my sweet, wonderful, caring, beautiful daughter Sarah will be induced and give birth to her new baby son, Wesley Nathaniel Loy... what joy! I learned early this morning that my sweet, caring, loving, funny first cousin, Buddy Taylor, had died during the night last night... sad, but also joyful because of his faith in Jesus. I started thinking about some of the major losses in my life and how many of them coincided with major births. Several days after Sarah was born, my "Uncle" passed away, when Sunny was born my Pawpaw Jesse died. When my wonderful cousin Ava lost her battle with breast cancer at age 43 our dear friends, Mike and Jeanna Crowder welcomed Josh to their family. Will was born on November 17 and just a few days later, two days before Thanksgiving, we lost our sweet Uncle Jack. And now we have lost Buddy and Wes will be born tomorrow. I know there are other incidences like these in my life and others lives. Isn't that just like our God? That even while we are sad and mourning the loss of loved ones, He sends a new life, full of promise to remind us that life goes on and that He loves us so very much. So, as I go to sleep tonight anxiously awaiting tomorrow and praying for a healthy baby and safe, normal delivery, I am also thanking God for Buddy's life and that I know he is safe at Home!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Just random thoughts...

Guess it's time for a new post. Not sure what I want to write about or where this post will go. Had a nice weekend...Renae(Jeremy's mom) and I left town around noon on Thursday and headed to Tupelo. We got to go to one of Sarah's baby showers Thursday night and it was wonderful. She and Jeremy have made so many wonderful friends there and it was great to get to meet and visit with some of them. It also really gives me such peace of mind to know God has provided these friends for them since they are so far from family. We spent most of Friday shopping and getting baby Wes's room ready for him. Unfortunately Will's tee ball game was cancelled since the weather was awful, but we had a great couple of days with he and Macy! We came home Saturday afternoon. Had storms here this morning...trees and powerlines down all over town. Have not heard of any injuries, thank the Lord! Got a busy, busy week ahead. If all goes well, Bill and I will leave here Thursday..go to Mendenhall and watch Skyler and Mylie play ball, spend the night with them... go to Sunny's on Friday and spend the night with them.. go to her graduation ceremony at Belhaven and see her receive her Masters in Education Sat. morning and then head to DESTIN!!!! We will be there until Sunday the 17th unless we get THE CALL from Sarah. Part of our time will be vacation and then the last half of the week is the MS Bankers Convention. I am really looking forward to some real relaxing time on "MY" beach!! Please pray that God will allow us this time away with no problems... with my daddy the age and shape he is, we just never know and of course mama too. Bill needs some relaxation time too... Destin is the one place that he actually really relaxes!

Changing the subject... our dear friend John Hicks had a terrible accident a week ago yesterday and has been in ICU on a ventilator since then. They were able to get him off for just a few hours today but had to reintubate him. Please please pray for his recovery and for his sweet wife, Courtney and his children, Erin, John Ashton and Emily and all his family. We love them very much and would appreciate any and all prayers!

It is late and I need to get some sleep. I have no clue who, if anybody reads this..but if anyone does, I hope this finds you and your family well and right in the middle of God's will for your life! It's the best place to be!!