|Enjoying a very hot Saturday!|
My Aunt Hazel passed away today after several days of rapid decline. She has been sickly most of her life and I thank God that this last illness did not last too long. She is as her son said when he informed me of her death "in God's arms" now and she free of pain. Rest in peace Aunt Hazel.|
Of course I ask your prayers for her husband my Uncle Ed who is also going through a lot of physical problems right now and for their children. This is a tough time and no matter how old you are losing a parent is devastating so they will need to be there for one another through this whole ordeal.
Although we haven't gotten the details of the funeral arrangements I'm sure we will be attending that. Mom has already indicated that she wants to attend though I'm sure this will be extremely difficult for her physically. Please keep her in your prayers too as this is the second of her three sisters all younger than she who has passed away.
Sid did a lot of work outdoors again today but he stopped in time to get ready for Mass. We had a guest presider today a priest from India here to ask for our help with the people in his country. From the information he provided the people there are in dire need of help. According to Fr. Alphonse the caste system is in full bloom there and Catholics are the lowest of the low. They can get no government assistance so the diocese there takes on responsibility for them. What a shame that they have so little when we have so much!
Yesterday Sid Bess and I had dinner at Morel's. While there we noticed one of our nieces there with a friend so we had a chance to visit with her as well. Later on in the afternoon Bess brought us several jars of her homemade jellies; we're just about out and she mentioned that she would share hers with us. Yes Bec--she gave us a special jar of muscadine jelly for you so be ready for it. LOL Bess said that she enjoys making the jelly more than eating it; well I cannot say the same--making it is OK but eating it is much better--and much easier too.
Channie had to be brought to the doctor yesterday for a little bacterial infection probably due to too much time spent in the pool. She LOVES swimming so it will be hard to keep her out of the pool for at least a week or two to make sure that the infection clears up. When I spoke with Jess last night she said that there already seemed to be some improvement so that's great.
No tournament this weekend; however we leave for the Alabama tournament on the 9th of July and we'll be there until Sunday the 12th. Randi and I will be going in my car following the Ougel family with Jan in the car too. I know the kids will have a great time; I just hope the adults can handle the heat. YUCK
Well that's it for tonight. Not much going on again but I wanted to write even a short entry so that prayers could be requested for Aunt Hazel and her family.
Have a great evening and a super Sunday!
QUOTE: "There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval."
NOTE: Aunt Hazel has gone from birth to death and I can guarantee that in spite of her physical problems for many years she "enjoyed the interval"--and she allowed us to share her joys with her. She was funny eccentric beautiful (and always 'dressed up') and young in spirit. We loved her in life and we will remember her always. Rest in peace Aunt Hazel. Tell Gramma Grampa and all our aunts and uncles who have gone before that we have not forgotten them and we love them still.