How can it already be July?....I don't know where time goes....just wish that there was more of it. I have been staying busy this summer preparing to move to Hot Springs and also taking a class at church. It is a grief support group, called "Grief Share...Your Journey from Mourning to Joy". This is a hard class, I will be the first to admit. Everyone in the class has suffered losses, and we are learning that everyone grieves differently, and that there is no wrong or right way. We are learning from each other...things that may help us and what a vital role trusting in God has. I know that knowing that He is always there for me and listens to me has helped me tremendously. It is a twelve week course.
I am also taking a class called "Talk it Out" about racial unity and how our church can become more diversified and reach more people in the community. I am proud to be part of a church that has this mission.
This will be a stressful month because we found out that Richard (Pete) has three blockages in his heart. He will have an angiogram July 30th and hopefully they will be able to correct the problem with stints. He had four bypasses previously....three of which are still patent. I am very thankful for that news.
Last month, Kimberly, Lisa and I went to Memphis to celebrate Lisa's birthday. We had a great day. We each got a wonderful facial, went to a great scrapbook store, then had a wonderful dinner at The Melting Pot...yum! Also, we stopped at several Cracker Barrel Restuarants...not to eat but in search of my new passion....rooster dishes...they are great!
In the fall, we hope to go on another road trip to Gulf Shores. I know that this will be hard because Jennifer and I loved going there or to Destin so very much. We shared so many special times on the beach and I have such special and precious memories of our times there. I know that I will feel a sense of closeness to her there...we always talked about how close we always felt to God while sitting in the sand and looking at the ocean and all its wonder. Kimberly found a cute little place called the Bird Cage that we would like to stay in, if Lisa and I can get our time off coordinated. We are so hoping that Mandy and Pig will be able to come too!