Thursday, March 5, 2009

For what is your life?

Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.
~James 4:14~
Wilson P. Owens (1938-2009)

As the title asks: "For what is your life?" Is it remembered? Did you leave behind a legacy? Life is gone too is here one second and then gone the next. Do what you can with the life that God has given you. Live your life so that when you see the Saviour, he can greet you with a: "Well done, thou good and faithful servant."

Grandad left such an impact on all the lives that he touched. Whether it was someone he met in the Navy so many years ago, or a nurse or doctor in the hospital during his stay with Polio. Or maybe it was someone while he cut their hair or gave them a shave. Or even while he was the pastor of Oak Hill Baptist Church and later, New Hope Baptist Church. Or as he drove those many of miles across the United States as a trucker. Grandad was an influence to many and he will be greatly missed.

On Thursday, February 26, 2009, Grandad went home to be with the Lord. It was a bittersweet day. Grandad was going to pain, no tears, no Polio, and no cancer. He is in a better place; but we were sad to lose our dear Grandad.

The viewing was held on Friday evening and the funeral on Saturday. It was such a wonderful service...full of memories, and tears of sadness and joy.

Just as we always do--so not to break tradition--when family is in town, we eat and have fun. Well, we kept that tradition. With all the delicious food sent from friends and family, no one went hungry. We spent Saturday afternoon and evening just spending time together (and eating, of course). Below is a picture of all the cousins that were there:

back row: Jessica, Brent, Brittiany, Jed
front row: Jerilyn, Jackie, Alexis, Katie, Dakota, Brooke (Lily was sleeping)

Boo and Lilyann--blowing kisses
This weekend, Lilyann learned to blow kisses. Her Boo taught was the cutest thing watching the two of them blow everyone kisses. And I can't leave out what Lilyann learned from Uncle Leonard. He would clap his hands and try to get her to copy..which she would copy us...but when Uncle Leonard tried, Lilyann would clap her was the cutest and always left a smile on Uncle Leonard's face and not to mention on Lily's, too.

Keep us all in your prayers...and for those following our blog, you can add Patria Owens (Boo) to your prayer list for blessings and strength during this time.

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