On this Good Friday, I pause and reflect about the tradition of celebrating one’s life upon their death.
Just this week one of the sweet senior adults in our church passed away and as I took time to attend her visitation, I was yet again reminded of just how close this life is from the next. One moment your residence is here on Earth and then the next step crosses over the boundary into Eternity. It brings a peace to my heart as I think about how easy Jesus made it for me to pass from this life to the next, on this day over 2,000 years ago. I give Him praise and thanks today. (I also realized that I’m turning into a “Funeral Dinner Lady” at church, just like my grandma was, and my mom still is. I’m carrying on the tradition and that makes me proud.)
As April rains its way closer to May, I prepare for the final hurrah of grad school year number two. Only one more year to go. It can’t be through soon enough. 🙂
Recent photo documentation of the days of my life.
March 30 – I just love driving by the fancy houses in town. The pear trees in front of the fancy house were lovely in bloom on this particular day and I couldn’t help oohing and aahing as I drove by. Then I pulled a partial u-turn and went back to take photos. (I hope they didn’t think I was casing the joint.)
April 4 – My most recent alma mater choir, USingers in their spring concert. It made my heart ache with the beauty of hearing them sing. How I wish my schedule would allow me to sing with them again next school year, especially since I could return to Italy (this time Milan) to sing on tour.
Book News: Lately, I’ve become quite enthralled with the idea of French cooking. I recently finished reading “The Sharper Your Knife, The Less You Cry” by Kathleen Flinn, which chronicles her journey studying at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris. She makes many references to Julia Child, one of her inspirations, so this has gradually led me to DVDs of Child’s French Chef episodes on PBS as well as her autobiography, “My Life in France.” I even bought a baguette the other day to eat with some cheese. 🙂
Thinking of Easter, my family is coming to visit this weekend so they can take part in our Easter festivities at church, including hear me sing. It will be so nice to have them be here and share in my life for a few days.