Sunday, June 1, 2008

I'm Having Fun in Dallas

Barbie, my best friend, her grandson and I flew to Dallas Saturday. Barbie and I don't like to fly and Thomas the 4 year old loves it. He looked out the window the whole time and loved the whole experience. Me and Barbie aren't that brave, We need pill encouragement for bravery and anxiety free flying.
Dallas here we come!
We are here visiting Barbie's Mom and Dad and siblings. Today, Sunday we went to Canton, Texas and First Monday. It was quite fun- I bought a cross for my cross wall. Before that we went to First Baptist of Canton and the service was wonderful. The pastor preached on one of my favorite subjects-"What is the Cross". I want to share some of those thoughts and my feelings from that with you in a more serious posting . This one is more pictorial and sharing some of the good things of this day. Thomas had fun with his cousins on the trampoline.





One of my favorite places to go in Dallas is Kellers Hamburgers. Its on Northwest Highway. You drive in and park and get out of the car and most people order hamburgers and beer. I am not a beer drinker. Boy, I love their hamburgers. They have poppy seeds on the buns and the burgers are delicious, but I think its the fact that the whole family meets there together and hangs out and its great. Here is Barbie, her Dad and her handsome brother Eddie at Kellers.Tomorrow is another day and I look forward to more time in the Big D with Barbie's family.


Enjoy your families and Be blessed!

6 comments:

linda said...

How nice to be traveling with your best friend...sounds like you're having a wonderful time already!

Take care, have lots of fun, and talk to you soon.

Valarie said...

You look like you had a wonderful time. Can't wait to hear more about it.

Reva said...

Lorie,

Thanks for your continuing encouragement and yes, I am having more good days right now and enjoying them. I am very sorry to hear about your friend. It really is a shock and hard to realize that especially at such a young age and a family at home, that we are still vulnerable to death.
I will pray for him and I hope he will be able to embrace his good days and enjoy them to the fullest with his family. It is so easy to get overwhelmed with our grief (a natural process and nessesary) but, hopefully he'll have time to focus on the good things in his life. Hopefully he can give of himself to his family right now so that they will have that gift of him in their hearts and minds after he is gone.
No one likes to think about death but by focusing on family and life, it is possible to have love, joy and fellowship.
As a friend, you can play a vital role (depending on your relationship and closeness) by offering to help him with anything from writing a will, organizing paperwork, cleaning out belongings so family won't have to deal with it later, or many other little things including just praying for him, holding his hand, a quick squeeze and eye to eye contact. Men don't always want to talk about it but they just need someone to be with while watching TV or some other activity.
What I dreaded most was people making a fuss over me and if people can be a normal as possible, it will be easier for him to do what he needs to do and to feel a little more 'normal' too.
Take care and wish his more happy days for me.

It's All Good! said...

Hi Lorie, thanks for stopping by. I have been extremely busy with my cleaning business--busy time of year. I'd much rather be blogging with my buds for sure! So if I'm not able to connect as much as usual, that's why.
I don't like flying either--at all!
I'm praying the whole time going up and again going down, and once those wheels touch the ground I'm shouting Hallelujah!
Glad you had a great visit.
Have a great evening.
Brenda :)

Sarah@Life in the Parsonage said...

How cute are You!?!

April said...

Looks like the pills worked !!