Sunday, October 5, 2008

OCtober 2 &3

At the A&M church office October 3rd was a normal day. All of the staff arrived and as is our practice from time to time we closed the office and went to have donuts and coffee for an hour. The time together was fun. The day turned out to be an enjoyable one. At the end of it we found ourselves in the Minster Assistant office laughing, telling stories and trying to eat 6 saltines in a minute (impossible - give it a try). The whole day had light moments mixed in with the usual church activities. Juanita Pixley, our receptionist, a lively and feisty lady of 64 years joined in the fun as we all did our work. The day ended as it had begun.
Friday morning, October 3rd Juanita was late to work - that NEVER happens. We joked some about her being old and maybe 9:30 her husband called and said she was in the hospital. An hour later Juanita had left us to be with her Lord.
And that is how life ends. In a moment, after a normal day when all was well the last moments came. So we said goodbye to our coworker and friend, sister in Christ. Just how important is faith in Jesus? If we could ask Juanita...she would know. Foree


da momma said...

Oh 4E Im sorry! I started reading the story and was smiling in my chair...wishing I was working in that office again and laughing with all yall! I can imagine you stuffing your mouth and trying to chew those crackers :) Then I sunk in my chair and my heart is sad with you. And you end with the perfect question! and I sit in peace! love u, whit

Tomilyn said...

Hi Foree. I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. My husband and I were just talking about how important faith and a relationship with Christ is. My husband's uncle just passed and was not a believer. Many of my husband's relatives are believers, but do not have a relationship with Christ. It is sad. You truly do not know when your day will come, and that makes one's relationship with Christ all the more relevant and important.

On another note, I have the fondest memories of my time at A&M. I really, really miss your sermons and hanging out with Stephen and the guys at your house. I am so glad that I have found your blog and can get my "Foree Fix" thousands of miles away from A&M.