Today's post is about life and death. This has been a sorrowful weekend for us, as the 17 year old son of our friends died in an accident Friday night. There are no words for a tragedy such as this. His memorial service is today. It will be a celebration of a life cut short, but of course God knew all along what the span of his days would be, and this was His plan for Seth Hodge, a spark gone from all of us now. As upset as everyone has been, my friends still made time to think of my birthday, which is today. I am so blessed to have wonderful, caring friends. I am 61 years old now, and don't mind telling my age, do you? My friend Beverly gave me a wonderful evening out with a delicious dinner. Lots of quiet conversation and good food. It was an oasis of friendship and catching up that was a lovely temporary distraction and made me remember that life does go on. As soon as I returned home, our good friends Andy and Joan came over with a little cake with a lit candle and sang to me. Thank you to all of my wonderful friends!
"My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of my hand." John 10:27