Earlier this month, while at work, I learned that my Aunt Brigetta passed away. A few years ago, my brother Mike was able to find my dad’s cousin Jan and her mother Brigetta after they have been separated for my father for many years. From what my father tells me, he and Jan were really close as children. They are pretty inseparable close now. I was able to meet my great aunt once last year, and she was simply genuine. I wish I had gotten the opportunity to have visited her more and know her more.
One benefit of working in a hospital, is that there is a chapel. After speaking with a supervisor about the news I had learned, I made my way to our chapel to communicate in private with my Heavenly Father. The prayer was not only for my aunt and her immediate family, but for my father as well. He loved his aunt dearly.
Midway through my prayer, down on my knees, I could feel my sealed eyes, floating with tears. As I struggled to push out more words, all that came out were cries. I’m glad I was all alone, because I didn’t want anyone to see me in that state. Everyone cries though.
Last week, I learned that my lady had suffered a loss in her family as well, so this has been a period where we have both really had to be there for one another for comfort and emotional support. She’s so genuine. Times like these truly let you know who you can lean on and who you can talk to. I’m glad it was her.
Last Saturday, at church Pathfinder meeting, myself; the staff and parents; worked on a little project . We put together little door hangers, which read “You are loved by God”. We, mostly the kids, assembled 60 door hangers, and afterwards the kids were asking for more to put together. The door hangers will go to the residents of Manor House Nursing Home in
After arts and crafts, David and I went over some songs with our youth, which they will be singing at the nursing home this Saturday. I felt like an elementary school choir director as I was showing them the movements to each song. They seemed to really enjoy themselves. I think the kids really appreciated doing something different at the club meeting than just splitting into classes knocking out lessons in workbooks. This week at the last staff meeting, I suggested in the future we do more arts and crafts for them all to work on. I feel like working with the youth has helped me grow spiritually. It has also made me contemplate about how I’m going to go about teaching my own children(when I have them) about Christ.
Yesterday morning I woke up from a dream regarding family. I won’t go into detail about what I dreamed about, but all I will say is that sometimes family can be complicated. You can ignore the opinions of your peers, but family can be slightly more challenging. People who you’ve grown up with and see from time to time. I respect everyone’s opinions, but in the end I will do what I believe is best for me. I encourage all of you to do the same.
I’ll talk to you all soon. God bless.