Saturday, March 8, 2008

FAMILY AND FRIENDS


WANDA JUNE KENNEL (MY MOM)
32 YEARS OLD 1957

I just want to say how very important it is to stay close to all family members. During this past 2 weeks I saw cousins I have not seen in over 45 years. It is so sad that it takes a death to bring families close again. Life is so full of everyday living that we don't realize how much time has past. I cannot tell you how wonderful it was to see the entire family together supporting and praying and caring for one another.

My Mother was of a wonderful generation and now she is survived by only one sister from that generation, her sister Sara. It is so sad to think that her generation will be gone soon.

Tomorrow will be very hard for me because I called my Mother every Sunday at 5PM and she will not be there to talk to . I can say that there was nothing left unsaid, she knew I loved her and I know she loved me. I have made a vow that instead I will call my Aunt Sara and also my Aunt Margie who was my Mother's sister-in--law and who also lost her husband, my Mothers brother and my Uncle, just a few months ago.

I want to encourage all of you to stay in touch with you families. Life is shorter than we realize.

Life goes on until we can be together again in the Kingdom of Heaven with our Lord. I am certain she is there with all our family that has passed and at last in peace.

Thanks to all of you, both friends and family for all of your prayers and support. I love you all.
God Bless You

In closing I will say that I have many thank you cards to send and over 300 email's to answer but I will be back on the blogging scene soon.

I also want to share with you of a very sweet thing that happened. On the night Mom passed away I returned with my niece Mandy to her home and inside her home her dear husband, Grant and their two little girls were sitting in the dark praying. Addy the oldest of the two girls (7 years old) said to me "Aunt Patti, I want you to pray with me" so I knelt down with her as she prayed..."Dear Lord, I want to send a text message to Grandma Great and tell her I am so happy she is in heaven and can see and jump and run and climb trees and scream. I love her and I will miss her, Thank You Jesus" I was so touched by this childs innocence it made me chuckle and cry at the same time. What a thing to remember....I guess I could just Text Message my Mom tomorrow huh?

3 comments:

amanda said...

Oh, I just love the "text message" prayer. How very sweet.
amanda

Vickie said...

How sweet! Patti, I really wish I could be there to give you a hug. It brings tears to my eyes thinking of you without your mom. Please know you continue to be in my prayers.

nene said...

"Oh Dear Patti,

yes, lets all just start text messaging our loved ones gone!! That is the cutes Idea ever!! What a precious little girl. Your Mother was so beautiful, I love her picture there. Remember her like that. Because that is how she is again now!! You are so right about staying close to family, life does get ahead of you. What a truly meaningful post you wrote. Very profound and really one to learn by!!

Love you!
Jeannene