Just a quick note to say that my family and I find ourselves unexpectedly in Lancaster, Texas this week, so any comments to the blog may take a bit longer before they are moderated. It seems that this has been quite a year for my family tree to be pruned… My dad died yesterday morning due to complications from pneumonia and, indirectly, challenges he had experienced since a head injury some months ago.
What a treasure to know the truth! Knowing the plan of God is an incredible comfort, indeed (cf. 1 Thess. 4:13), and I look forward to that coming age in which those who spent their entire lives under the “veil” will have it removed.
Visitation will be tonight and there will be a very brief service on the grounds of the veterans’ cemetery tomorrow morning. After taking care of a few things here and a short 15-hour drive back, we should be home again in Ohio this weekend! Until then, my apologies if moderation is spotty.
In the meantime, if there are any burglars out there excited about robbing our home because you read here on the Internet that we’re not home, I should warn you: My father-in-law and mother-in-law are still home at the house, and my father-in-law fights dirty. Plus our cat is still home, and she will totally get hair all over your burglar clothes. Then there’s our ferrets, and I don’t want to describe what they will do, but trust me: you won’t want to be around. So Smith/Riggs Manor is still very secure.
My apologies if my attempt at humor while I am here for my father’s funeral seems odd. It’s how I cope. At least it’s all natural and drug free! 🙂 Plus, we drove all night to get here so I’m probably a little loopy. I’m sure more sensible posts will resume…eventually. Until then, hug your loved ones, mend your fences, and build your bridges instead of burning them! Not only is time short, but in numerous ways it rarely fails to be even shorter than we think it is.
About to lapse into a welcome nap! See you again soon…