I can’t tell y’all how much I’ve missed y’all! I keep saying I’m going to start writing every day again, and it never seems to happen. I promise it will though! Eventually. This has been one heck of a past few weeks!
For starters Tucker, our son, had his gallbladder out last Wednesday. Not that big of a deal really. However, since his TBI, things bother him more than they used to, and he was SO nervous! Not to mention, he’d been sick as a dog for two weeks with the upper respiratory stuff that had been going around. Not to mention throwing up and having diarrhea on top of all that! He’s much better now!
Thursday my mom had her third or fourth surgery on her hip. I’ve lost count. She had, what we thought to be a reaction to anesthesia. She was hallucinating, hearing things and didn’t bat an eye for almost SEVENTY HOURS! Seventy hours without sleep is enough to make anyone crazy! Come to find out, it was a UTI! They’ll be more on this subject later. Needless to say, she gave me some good blog material :-). Sorry mom! I’m happy to report she’s much better!
Friday, one of our dearest friends, Jimmy Murcks, passes away, while hunting on our land. He was my husband, Steve’s best friend. We are all devistated, as is everyone who remotely encountered Jimmy. Jimmy was everyone’s best friend! He made you feel as if you were the most important person on the face of the earth. He made everyone feel comfortable, and as if they mattered. Which is probably how he was able to witness to people that others may not be able to reach. He made people, who weren’t necessarily church people, feel that it was possible to be church people. He loved Jesus. He was hilarious, to say the least. I was often jealous of Jimmy, as I’m not used to someone being funnier, and getting more attention in a crowd :-). But that didn’t stop me from hanging out with him!
There are so many Jimmyisms it’s not even funny! Such as “You been talkin’ to me this whole time?” Which he would say, if the story you’d been delightfully telling, had gotten too lengthy. The thing is, he could say it and it would be hilarious. Or when people were talking about something, and the conversation was getting heated he’d say, “Everybody just calm down!” He said that to me quite frequently, as I’m a very passionate person. Or when Steve would try and tell a joke, Jimmy would lovingly tell him, ” I’ll be taking care of the jokes from now on.” And every time we went out to eat, he would tell the waiter or waitress that it was our goal to be the best customers they had had all day. I’m telling y’all, we already miss him so much! Everyone does! Like I said, my world, this town, this whole world got a little less fun, and certainly more sad, when we lost Jimmy Murcks! But hey! We know where he is! Heaven got a little brighter the minute Jimmy walked through the gates!
This weekend there will be a lot of tears shed as we lay him to rest. But if Jimmy could talk to us, he’d say, “EVERYBODY JUST CALM DOWN!” He would want us laughing and rejoicing and to be happy that he had died doing something he loved! RIP Jimmy! Until we meet again!Now, I’ll be taking care of the jokes :-).
For I fully expect and hope that I will never be ashamed, but that I will continue to be bold for Christ, as I have been in the past. And I trust that my life will bring honor to Christ, whether I live or die. For to me, living means living for Christ, and dying is even better. Philippians 1:20-21