Thursday, October 11, 2007
I was thinking about Conference and how Elder Eyring...no, President Eyring asked us to notice each day how God’s hand had touched our lives and find a way to record it and remember it for the benefit of our children. At least I think that’s what he said. Well, I noticed. Our friend, Tim Filichia left the earth tragically and unexpectedly and so many are mourning the loss and I have seen God’s hand at work as friends make contact and families draw near. I can’t help but think that a loving Heavenly Father would want something good to come from this tragic circumstance of the sweet Felichia family. Here is what I have observed... people started to call each other. At the Felichia house, people gathered and hugged and shared stories and people out of town called each other and planned memorials and shared glimpses and memories. Brothers and sisters shared sweet, though sad moments reminiscing. A place was started on Facebook to post photos etc. Memories are being revisited and smiles are coming to tear stained faces. It’s such a sad thing to think that Tim, so animated, complimentary, talented, supportive, fun loving, and friendly will be separated from those who love him best for a season, yet still people are coming together to shake hands, to hug, to celebrate a life well lived in his short stay here. I always felt that I was a favorite to Tim. Just about everyone I’ve talked to has said they felt same thing. It was his gift. I know of times where he helped others to be at ease by breaking the ice or engaging conversation. He could light up his surroundings with his contageous smile. Tim is missed greatly, still I know that I will see Tim again, and that he will have that twinkle in his eye. I look forward to that day. I know that God’s hand has touched our lives and allowed us to be enriched by a young man who lived without regrets. I want to be be like that when I “grow up”. Like Elder Eyring said, “Maybe there’s still time”.
Monday, October 1, 2007
Heard of the term "a Chicken with it's head cut off?" How 'bout "My eyes are spinning independently in their sockets?" Try, "I Don't know come here from sick'm." Or maybe , "I don't know if I'm a-foot or horseback." All great sayings that describe the current state of affairs in our home. My mom would have said, "Peg, I think you are just covered up." I've come to the conclusion "I Need A Wife!" Well, that stirs up way too many scary thoughts....actually I just need a day to myself. No phone calls to make. No assignments to fulfill. I will have it soon(say in a month) but till then, with Charlie Brown Costumes, a Stake Aux. Training Meeting on the horizon, Pioneer Trek with costumes to make and assignments etc. I am thinking I should just run away..... To the Swap-meet!!! Don't think I won't either. Just wait and see. It could be just the the Dr. ordered.