Friday, April 3, 2009

Mourning a loss and Celebrating a Birthday

Yesterday was Mamie's funeral. It was a beautiful, simple service that I know Mamie just loved. The family gathered early and was greeted by the many people Mamie touched throughout her lifetime. We then had the service and it was followed by a wonderful lunch the church put on. The church was wonderfully kind and their love for this family showed through their hard work and wonderful food. Although Mamie is happy, healthy, and has the best seat in the house, it is difficult to think of the family missing her wonderful smile, positive attitude and love for the Lord and life itself!! We will miss her dearly. I ask that you continue to pray for her husband, Pierce (Jampaw), and her 4 adult children who mourn the loss of their spouse of 62 years and wonderfully dedicated mother.

Yesterday was also a day to celebrate. Katelyn turned 8 years old!! We had the honor of watching her school play last evening. I think it was one of the most entertaining school plays I had seen.

Here is a shot of Dalton, Donna's son. He lives in our neighborhood and has a wonderful mother!! =D I was hoping to get a good smile....but he hung in there and just cracked a few.

The kids really enjoyed the play. I think this was the first thing Clara has ever sat quiet and still completely through in its entirety.

At the end of the play KK came out to all of us. Clara just thought it was the strangest, neatest, weirdest, funniest thing ever. I was wondering if she ever caught on that it was KK dressed up like a mouse. She would just laugh at her but in a very unsure laugh. Here is a little clip of her (look up at the top right to see clips of Clara laughing and also KK in actin!!.... We also caught a few good shots of her walking around with her dress up....She has figured out that clothes are just that...clothes and not part of everyone's body. She tries to lift up shirts and anything else on people and has also been lifting up her own shirts and dresses.

Stay tuned as Katelyn (KK) is having a GREAT birthday party tomorrow night. It is a karaoke and candy bar party. I have the honor of making her birthday cupcakes!! We cannot wait!! Pictures to come!!


Stephanie said...

The play pictures we so cute!

Stephanie said...

WERE so cute, I can't type.

Stacy said...

Sorry to hear about Mamie's passing, she sounds like a wonderful woman who accomplished a lot of good.

Those last pics of Clara are cracking me up - love the little bloomers (I'm sure there's a better word for them, but that's what I'm coming up with)!