Sunday, March 29, 2009

aunt margie

My dear, sweet Aunt Margie has passed away. She was diagnosed with cancer 3 years ago and fought with unbelievable strength. You could always count on a sweet card in the mail from Aunt Margie. Throughout my life, she never missed a birthday, Christmas, or Valentine's Day. And Boy oh boy could she cook. Her homemade jams & jellies were famous in our family. Not to mention her chocolate gravy...mmm. My Nana so enjoyed traveling, chatting, and cooking with her sister. They always had a wonderful time together. Aunt Margie's kind, selfless, and compassionate spirit will carry on, but she will be greatly missed.

Aunt Margie and Uncle Joel at one of Darby's games.

sitting and hoping and wishing and waiting...

When I was at home last week, Mom & I watched one of my favorite movies..."My Best Friend's Wedding." I just love the opening of the movie where the bridesmaids perform a little song and dance number.
I thought about the lyrics to that song tonight. I was lost in thought, as I often am, and caught myself thinking a few "if onlys." You know..."If only I had..." "If only I were..." "If only it were May..." I realized I was sitting, hoping, wishing, and waiting...for what exactly? For anything, except for what I have at the moment. That my friends, was a sad realization.
Then the gospel song, "Count Your Blessings" came to mind. I have so much to be thankful for. Too many things to mention. So why do I wish for more?
Maybe it is human inherit drive for success that pushes us to never settle for less than the best. But what if this moment really is the best that our life can get? That, I know, is all in the Lord's hands...But I do have faith that life has wonderful things in store for me...if I can only be patient enough to WAIT and let them happen when they are supposed to happen.