Friday, October 1, 2010

Love Shared

Three years ago today, my very best friend left this world and arrived in God's presence.  This is going to be my focus today - that Al is joyously  praising his Father and that he is also doing all the things we know he loved here.  This morning at 7:00 a boat passed by pulling a skier cutting up the glasslike water with deep curves and leaving an arc of water spraying behind him.  This reminds me of Al.  He loved to water ski and I think he would have been out there this morning, too.

So today, I am going to look for moments that I know Al would have loved here and believe that he is enjoying them even more from his heavenly viewpoint.  I am going to try and live today with joy and laughter as he did and do something I know he loved.

I am going to rejoice that God placed Al and I together for 36 years (34 married) and blessed me with our incredible children and that they were so loved by their dad.  I am going to rejoice in the gift of countless wonderful memories and smile often.


  1. You are an amazing, inspiring, beautiful woman. God Bless you Barb.

  2. My prayers are with you and my heart is rejoicing with you! Thank you for being such a great light for me!

  3. I love you, Mommy. Thanks for sharing this, for loving us completely and loving Daddy so much. You are amazing and you have a light that shines so much for Christ, just like Dad. He's so proud of you - of all of us. Praying for you today and everyday, and missing him with you.