September 18, 2011

Blessing Bags

I ran across this idea on my cousins Facebook page. This picture is actually from her page. She is into couponing and what she has done is taken extras of several things she has as you can see, toothpaste, soap, deodorant, and little goodies and put them in a baggy. Simple enough. Now you may be wondering why they are called Blessing Bags. . .

I know many of you have been driving down the Interstate or through town and seen people holding up signs needing money, food, etc. The next time you see one of them or even someone homeless you could hand them one of these instead of money. I'm sure they could use each and every item in it and what a blessing for you to know that you've helped someone in such a sweet way that didn't cost a lost of money! I myself have not gotten into couponing yet, but I would love to for this reason. If you are an avid couponer and you have several extra items such as these consider this idea this holiday season, or anytime! :)

September 12, 2011

I Can Only Imagine . . .

When I last posted in my blog, I posted in support of the Lady Vols basketball coach Pat Summit not knowing what I would be facing just a few hours after. . .

That same morning, August 26, 2011 I received a phone call from my sister telling me to throw some clothes on she was on her way to get me and we were going to the hospital. I knew at that moment something was wrong. My Granny had just been released from the hospital that Tuesday and had to go back that Wednesday night due to some pain from blood clots. Thursday she was then readmitted. My Mom and Dad stayed with her that night. On the way to the hospital our Dad called and told us that she had passed. This was about 10:00 a.m. We arrived at the hospital to be with our family and say our goodbyes to her.

Her services were beautiful. Simple and quiet just like she was. I thought losing her would be really hard for me, but it hasn't been. It has been an easy, peaceful type of grief for me. I had been preparing myself for that day for quite sometime and I knew where she was going without question. She is now once again reunited with the love of her life, John Lawson and has finally met her Savior face to face.

What joy we can have in our hearts when we know someone is going home to Heaven. The tears shed are for our own pain and sorrow we feel as humans. My heart just bursts with joy when I think about her because I know she is where she has always wanted to be. How happy she must be! :)

When we lay our loved ones to rest, we are not burying them in the ground to forget about them; we are simply releasing them to Heaven to be with them again someday just as the doves are released at a graveside ceremony. ~Me

~*S. Yvonne Lawson June 29, 1938 - August 26, 2011*~
My Angel Always

Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints. Ps 116:15