Today was my first real outing, the first time I have had on real clothes (something besides sweats) since Jan 13. It was not an event I would have chosen, but I was glad that my health would allow me attend. Today we gathered together to celebrate the homegoing of our Aunt, Mother Odell Kirby Jefferson.
We went up last night to help alleviate over-tiredness on my part... I am thankful because I would have been a mess. Even with that I am really tired. I slept all the way home and I am sitting here now with my feet up. But I don't mind being tired - I can sleep all day tomorrow :) until time for therapy - I was glad that I could make the trip.
Aunt Odell was a wonderful aunt, with a sweet and kind spirit. Aunt Odell truly loved the Lord and we are not worried about her eternal home, for we truly know that she is resting in the loving arms of Jesus. But we will miss her spirit. We pray for her children and for our family. For God has blessed us with a wonderful family and even on days like today it is always good to be together. For they have truly been supportive of me thru out this journey and I am thankful for them. They have prayed for me, fed me, visited me, and generally been there to lift my spirits.
As our day comes to a close and for my Cousins the beginning of a new normal, I am reminded of what First Lady Bush once said that at the end of the day it does not matter how many degrees you have acquired, the amount of money you have in the bank or the size of your house, but what matters is the lives that you have touched and the good that you have done. So I am truly very thankful that my Aunt truly touched lives and made a difference in the lives of many!