It was a weekend of family and wakes and a funeral for 102 year old Aunt Mary. I was so touched by the service yesterday, that I wanted to share it with you.
One of my favorite words has always been "abundance". It may have begun with that very wonderful book "Simple Abundance" that I loved so much and that created a more grateful heart in me, but for whatever reason, I love that word.
Yesterday, in the church, the homily was about the abundance that Aunt Mary offered to all of her family: big feasts, big hugs, big cheek-squeezing kisses, big love. The priest said how Mary embraced the meaning of life was the way it should be, but that it was still nothing in comparison to the abundance that God offers us and the abundance received in heaven.
He said that the party hats and noisemakers offered by Aunt Mary still can't compare to the trumpets she hears in heaven.
This was so beautiful and comforting....and abundant with love and gratitude.
I'm sure I can never say it like it was said yesterday, but I feel the abundance of love right now.
And I am grateful for family and for friends...like you.
PS. Thursday's post was my 200th. So, thank you again for sticking with me and showing such support always. I appreciate you and your every comment.