Monday, October 28, 2013

Sweetness...Sadness...and Illness

Photo: We had quite a gathering of the extended Anderson Family this weekend to say "farewell," "well done good and faithful servant," and "until we meet again" to our mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister-in-Christ, and friend Doris Ilene Jones Anderson (also known world wide as Mrs. A).

First the sadness. I, along with my 6 brothers and sisters, laid to rest the remains of our dear mother, Doris, Ilene, Jones, Anderson this past weekend. This picture shows the 7 of us along with our spouses, some of our children, and grandchildren. My mother was an exemplary Christian woman and a classy lady. So the occasion was sweet and sad at the same time. I’m standing 7th from the right side, a little in the background because of my height. My wife Claudia is standing 3rd from that same right side.

We drew together as one unit when it came to working through all the legal – financial issues. It was a beautiful thing, given some of the horror stories I have heard in other families over the years.

Some know that I’ve been very ill for the past month or so, and I’m not fully recovered today, but I’m on the mend. My focus was to get well enough to make the 4 hour drive to Indiana for the weekend and return home. It was a rough trip and an agonizing couple of days, and yet I made it. But because of the illness, I’ve been quite absent online. I hope to be back soon. What happened involved several things going bad at the same time, resulting in infection and a 7 day shutdown of a pretty important system along with other complications.

So, if you think to pray for me, that’d be much appreciated.

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

My Mom

Today is both sad and joyful at the same time. My mother went to be with the Lord last night. She would have been 95 in December. She raised 7 children and lived an exemplary Christian life. I had the privilege of visiting her for the last time just a couple of weeks ago. We will all miss her very much, but for the Christian, death is the beginning of an eternity with God for those who have a personal relationship through faith in Jesus Christ. "Well done thou good and faithful servant."

Monday, October 07, 2013

(Part 3) Harv & Marv The Dumb Guy Detective Agency

Part 3 of the short story for kids, Harv & Marv, The Dumb Guy Detective Agency, can be found in Book Fun Magazine at starting on page 105. Part 1 and part 2 are in the August and September issues which you can find at the same link.