5.28.08

An obituary in today’s paper for Bridget, place by the family.

“LINZEY, Anna Bridget Praise God, from whom all blessings flow…. On Monday, May 26, 2008, Anna Bridget Linzey stepped boldly and happily into Heaven. Anna was known as Bridget by all those who loved her. Born July 26, 1944 to William Adel Brim and Lola Brim, Bridget married Bobby Lee Linzey on January 28, 1967. Bridget had a long and beautiful life which is evident by those who she left behind. She is survived by her husband, Bobby; daughters, Laura and Anna; grandchildren, Nicholas, Serena, Jackson and William; sister Pat, and brother Wally. We praise God that Bridget is home with those that preceded her in death. She is now “absent from the body, present with the Lord.” Ingram Funeral Home & Crematory, Cumming, Georgia will be in charge of arrangements.”

I am SO SO SO SO tired! It was another late late night and last night the boot was so uncomfortable. I ended up taking it off about 3:00 a.m. I was up at 5:30 to make BIGGER Tom’s lunch then back in the bed until 9:00 😮

Today is going to be another busy, go go go kind of day. There’s a trip to the P.O. to ship some Ebay packages, then our first “driving lesson”. After that it’s off to the cleaners and Sam’s for shopping and gas, and I’m sure there will be a Sbucks stop in there somewhere :/ prob should be first thing if I’m going to make it through all that. Ah…. but the day doesn’t end there. Sari Beri has her violin recital tonight.

The viewing and graveside service yesterday was very touching, well-organized, well-attended and a blessing I believe [especially the graveside service] to all who attended. Kudos to my two cousins who did their mother’s makeup and hair– they did a great job and she looked beautiful. I don’t think I could have done that. There were lots of beautiful flowers, they just kept flowing in during the viewing, from loved ones and people that Bridget’s life had touched– even an arrangement from President Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter. At the graveside the songs she requested were sung and played beautifully and fittingly. My running partner’s CPA did an excellent job singing a solo [“It Will Be Worth it All”] as always– he has an AMAZING voice! And Sari Beri did a wonderful job on her violin piece [“An Unclouded Day”]. Both of them only had the music for about 24 hours so kudos to you two too– LOOK I got all three to two and toos in one sentence! And the song we all sang, “Lord, I’m Coming Home” was beautiful as well. A message of hope and encouragement was given reminding us never to say we have “lost” Bridget– she is NOT LOST. We know where she is and we know we will see her again. Even one of our own assistant pastors made the long trip and had a part in the service. That was really very nice. As we arrived at the graveside I made the comment that it wasn’t windy and that was a good thing becasue I was concerned about Sari Beri’s music staying on her stand [even though we did bring clips] and her stand staying standing. It really wasn’t windy, until she put the music on the stand! Then there was this big gust of wind and the wind just picked up and kept blowing while she was playing and practiacally during the whole service. Fortunately, my running partner’s CPA was right there to help Sari Beri keep her music on the stand and the stand standing and he held the music as she played. Towards the end of the service light sprinkles began to fall as if tears were falling from Heaven. Tears of joy I am sure — Bridget is at last free of pain and happy to be home with her Lord.

I though afterwords, as I sat on the sofa at Bob’s home, that Bridget had laid here just a week ago. And again this morning, when I awoke, my thought turned to her and I thought Bridget went to the hospital just today a week ago. It hard to believe she’s gone and we shall surely miss her just as we have missed so many family members that have gone on before her. They are all in Heaven today rejoicing with Christ, rejoicing at Bridget’s arrival and awaiting ours 🙂 “It Will Be Worth it All, When We See Christ!”

The meal at Bob’s after the graveside service was delicious! I did just fine until dessert was served :O It wasn’t a very good points day after that but, oh well… tomorrow’s another day and I don’t get my momma’s cake very often, right?

Well… I’d better go and get ready for the long and busy day ahead.

Oh, I should definitely report that my running partner had her first BIG test after a month+ of classes in her year-long journey to becoming a Personal Fitness Trainer. Her grade? a mere 111! WoW! Couldn’t you’ve don’t better than that! he he he AMAZING!

Icing my foot…

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