Random Reflections

Waiting on Cookies

To "They Call Me Baum . . . Kim Baum":  Yes, I know I need to update and yes, I’m enjoying the candy!  yummy.  Thanks for the gift that keeps on giving . . . until I eat it all.

To My Beautiful Cynic:  I truly hope I can visit with you in person very soon!!  Surprise me some Sunday or Wednesday by showing your beautiful face at church.  That would be awesome! 🙂

To the rest:  I worked 67 hours last week which is why I haven’t posted much.  It is difficult sometimes to find the time to post.  I’m waiting on some chocolate chip cookies to finish baking so thought I would post while they finish up.  We are having a birthday celebration tomorrow at the office and I’m on the list to bring treats. Cookies should help us make it through the afternoon.

I officiated my first funeral last week for the brother of my dear friend, Adele.  I was very honored and humbled that the family would trust me to speak at this very significant family time.  I didn’t have the honor of knowing Rob Lawrence but the stories I heard from many people told me a lot about this dear brother that died from cancer.  He was a gifted actor and entertainer and I know he is dearly missed by his family and his many friends in Kansas City.  Thank you, Adele and Cheryl, for inviting me to share this journey with you and for your grace and laughter in the midst.  All I can say is . . .WOW. (that is an inside joke for Adele and me.)

Saturday afternoon we had a skating party for children and families from the church.  We had over a 130 people there so it was a great response.  What fun!  I didn’t rollerskate this time because my finger is still healing from the basketball game last Sunday.  One wrong fall and I would have been back to square one or worse.

Sunday I had a date with my Dad to the MU Basketball game.  I took him as a thank you for all the work he had done recently on my house.  We use to watch the Tigers when I was in high school and college and went to a few games then.  Neither of us had been to the new arena and of course, we had no idea it would be a historic game in that 1) the Tigers actually won and 2) it was the first game after Quin Snyder "resigned".  It was a good crowd and a good game for the most part.  And it was great to just spend the afternoon with my dad away from work.  He is always good company! 🙂

Okay – cookies are done and I’m fading fast.  I’ll try to be more faithful to post this week.  May God grant each of you new insights into His glory and majesty this week.

Peace – Melissa

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