Sunday, November 11, 2007

Reflection and Memories

I went to Pam's memorial service on Saturday. I got there and got a program and saw the picture on the front of David and Pam in their early married days. She was so beautiful. I knew it was going to be sad, but it struck me in a way I didn't expect. Anytime I ever go to a funeral I think it always makes you reflect on that person's life, but also just life in general. It puts things in perspective pretty quickly for you; what's important, what's not.

I sat in that auditorium and listened to a man who just lost his wife encourage, and I truly mean encourage everyone else in that room. He talked about the kind of woman Pam was and how they both wanted her battle with cancer to glorify God. My favorite part was about how he talked about him and Pam reading their Bible together every night and praying together. How sweet is that? They loved each other so much. It really was moving to hear him talk about the example Pam was and how we could all honor her by simply doing something nice for someone else.

I saw so many people there I knew. Chrissy's dad preaches in Post and that's where most of my family is from, so we know a lot of the same people. And then there were tons of LCU people there too. There were many people that were there that I was just so glad they came. It wasn't my job to go around thanking people for coming or anything, but I'm just glad they did, because I know it meant a lot to Chrissy to have them there.

Seeing everyone there made me realize again how blessed I am to have the friends I do. Even the ones that I don't get to see that often. My time at LCU blessed me in so many ways, and I am so grateful for the memories and friendships that I took from there. It is truly a family for me.

When I got home, Jenny was asking me about it. She asked me how Chrissy and I became friends. I really started thinking and I can't remember. Chrissy and I did pledge together in Kappa, but there wasn't one moment where I can really say that I remember becoming good friends. We just started hanging out, and then the summer after our sophomore year she wanted to be a potwasher at Pine Springs and asked me if I would do it with her. That was the most memorable summer. In fact while at the funeral I saw Dr. German there, who pretty much hated Chrissy and I at Pine Springs. He was in charge of the two of us and we DID NOT get along with him. We just couldn't seem to do anything right. I had a hard time not laughing about that.

I don't think I've ever laughed harder with someone than with Chrissy. We could have absolutely nothing to do and we would manage to turn it into something fun. And she was always such a source of encouragement for me. Our friendship has definitely gone through it's challenges, but I'm so glad she's in my life. I'm so glad for all the friends I have in my life!!! Maybe all those school loans are worth it after all!!! :) :) :) Ya know, I wouldn't change a thing. Not one thing.

2 Comments:

Blogger Penless Thoughts said...

Ya know, I wouldn't change a thing. Not one thing.

It gives me great comfort to know there are no accidents in Gods plan for each of us.
Susan

7:46 AM  
Anonymous Chrissy said...

Thanks for your words. I wouldn't change anything either. Love you!!

8:13 PM  

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