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Sometimes its good to take as well as to give

Tomorrow is my mother’s service of thanksgiving at Little Paxton Church and it seemed good after some thought to have her service at one of my  local churches. We could have gone striaght to the crematorium but as we are only a very small family I wanted to have some hymns and make it specail for her – so why not come to church first?

Its been really conforting that so many folk have offered to help – whether by providing food and drinks, doing flowers, singing in the choir,  cutting the grass  and even putting up a gazebo in the garden. Im very good at rushing to people’s aid but not so good at taking – so Im finding this quite therapeutic.  Its good for clergy to take as well as to give.

Here is Joan doing a pretty flower arrangement for church –  all garden grown flowers.

There was also an opportunity to go to see mum at the chapel of rest – I was a bit hesitant but did go eventually with my daughter and friend Barbara.  I found it really helpful and comforting. Mum looked to be truly at peace now after along time coping with disability.

Looking forward to having our family together tomorrow – and we even have a gazebo now to sit under.

Thanks to Ken and Alison for putting it up. And think myself and the children and their mates will eat tonight by starlight under it as well!

June 24, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized

1 Comment »

  1. will be thinking of you especially today. Good on yhou for letting people help- after all we are human too.

    Comment by Cheryl Collins | June 25, 2010 | Reply


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