Sunday, May 31, 2009

Woodlawn United Methodist Church

This is the church I was raised in, accepted Christ and was Baptized in, and got married in over 30 years ago.

Today it burned to the ground.

Built in 1912, it was a gorgeous structure, the interior was as beautiful as the outside, it had a fabulous antique pipe organ, and now it's all gone.

I didn't realize what this church meant to me until I saw it go up in flames. I have shed many tears this afternoon, as I remember how special this church was to me.

Please remember this church family in your prayers.

As the pastor, Larry Horn, stated today on the news, "today is Pentecoste, the birthdate of the church, today Woodlawn United Methodist Church, was born again."


Friday, May 8, 2009

Happy Mothers Day!

As we approach Mothers Day weekend, I again feel the loss of my Mom as if it happened yesterday. I find myself missing buying a present, planning a nice dinner for her and making her feel special, I only hope I did that to my best ability while she was still with me.

This Sunday I will take her flowers to her grave and tell her how much I love her and how I had not idea how much I would miss her, but I will also tell her how fortunate I was to have a Mom like her. Thanks to her I had a wonderful childhood, and as an adult, she became my best friend. I now realize the sacrifices that she made for us in order to give us the best.

So this Mother's day if you're lucky enough to still have your Mom, give her an extra hug, tell her how much you love her because one day you won't be able to.

Happy Mother Day Mom, I love you!

(In loving memory of my Mom, Dorothy M Hodgens)