Boys Boys Boys. . .

~Sept, 2012
We had some visitors over and of course A and E were bouncing off the walls. Head butting their legs, jumping on their back and freaking out. So I chucked them both in the kitchen and told them, "You are out of control." Angrily A turns to me, hands on his hips and snaps, "No Mom! YOU are out of control!"

~Aug. 2012
A comes up to me and tells me very officially, "Mom, I'm smarter than you. I'm not smarter than Dad, but I am smarter than you."

~July 4th, 2012
A and E were wrestling today and it was A's day. He was doing really good keeping his little brother subdued, although E put up a pretty good fight. Once they were finished, Daddy and I told E he did a really good job! He looked over at Daddy M angrily from the floor and said, "No, I din not!!" he flailed his arms on the ground and continued, "He's still alive!"

~June 2012
E and A were playing T-ball today with A's new gear. I of course laid down the rules. No hitting anyone with the bat. No swinging at the ball until every body and body part is clear. Simple enough. Not 5 minutes into it, I hear a blood curdling scream from A. E runs inside, eyes big, and says, "I din'n know what I was doing!" Big brother had a pretty good goose egg on his head.

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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Til we meet again

I'm sitting here trying to think of the words to say that describe how I feel. The lyrics to a church hymn keep scrolling across my mind, "God be with you til we meet again." If I try to sing them out loud I begin to cry.

A very special person that I met a little over three years ago passed away. She was.... IS McKays' Aunt Monica. Her spirit has left her body but that doesn't mean she's done being McKays Aunt or my adopted Aunt. Through the grace of Christ we will see her again.

Monica had a disease that made her body her prison. She was bound to a wheelchair and needed assistance with nearly every aspect of her life. Her body was brittle and stiff, her joints did not bend easily and she was in pain. But I cannot remember a single time when she was not smiling, when she was not joking. She was always pleasant. Now I know that perhaps she did have her bad days, but to me, I will always remember her as a happy woman. She was kind, light-hearted, loving and accepting.

This is how I will remember her. Now that she has passed on she can be freed of her mortal, imperfect body and walk. She can hug. She can dance. She can be whole and she will have the blessing of being with her Mother, who passed through this world over three years ago.

"God be with you til we meet again..." 

There is a song that comes to my mind when I think of death. You may have heard it before. It's called Temporary Home by Carrie Underwood. Its on my main page. If you have the time. Please listen to it.

". . .The room is filled with people he loves
And he whispers don't cry for me
I'll see you all someday
He looks up and says "I can see God's face."

'This is my temporary Home
It's not where I belong
Windows and rooms that I'm passin' through
This was just a stop,on the way To where I'm going
I'm not afraid because I know this was
My temporary home.'"


Meredith Williams said...

Hey! I'm so sorry to hear about your Aunt. I'm sure it's a bitter/sweet moment right now as you realize that she is finally 'home' and pain free.
Was this Mckay's dad or mom's sister?

JMKunz said...

Its McKay's dad sister. And you are right it is certainly a sad/sweet moment. I think she is probably wondering what took her so long to get home now that she's in heaven! :)