Sunday, October 23, 2011

Giving & Receiving!

Today, is my Lord's day!  Sonday!  The day when I worship my God.  Today, is also the anniversary of my dad's death.

While I went to my church to worship this morning, last Sunday I did not.

If you've been reading Life with Lynnie (LwL) lately, you'll know that I packed up my deceased husband's clothing.  After loading Gordon's clothing into my van, I left on a business trip, taking my love's belongings with me.

After making several stops on the Saturday, including my intended stop at Good Books Christian Bookstore, in Oakville, Ontario, where I dropped off some copies of my book Love Never Fails You..., I spent the night at my brother B's apartment.

Sunday morning, we both got ready to meet my brother's daughter S and his girlfriend P.  Together, we enjoyed breakfast at a nearby Golden Griddle Restaurant.  Hopefully, my family enjoyed our time of fellowship as much as I did!

We returned to B's apartment and continued our visit.  At least until they decided it was time to go through Gordon's clothing, to see what was suitable for who.  It was at this time, I left.  I just couldn't bring myself to see his clothing, again.

Instead of driving immediately home, I drove to Milton.  That's where my friends H & N live. 

N is about the same size as Gordon was.  There I left a few things that I thought N might appreciate having.  I was glad I did this, because a couple of days later, N e-mailed me, letting me know that Gordon's tuxedo fit almost perfectly.  It only needs a minor alteration of shortening the pant leg length about an inch.  Praise God!

I was glad that N was happy receiving the things I took him.  Out of all the people I know, I knew in my heart that N would get the most use from this part of Gordon's apparel, because H & N enjoy travelling.  Especially going on cruises.

While enjoying tea and a snack, we had a lovely visit.  H took me downstairs to their basement.  They have almost finished it, now.  It looks wonderful!  All the work and expense paid off!  It is a beautiful extension of living space.

H pointed out that they were going to give away some shelving and a dresser and asked if I knew anyone that would want/need it.  I let her know I did! 

Thank you H & N for your loving gifts.  I know they will be put to good use. 

In addition, I am thankful that N is blessed with Gordon's things.  Wow!  Even though it wasn't planned to be a day of giving and receiving gifts, it turned out to be exactly that!

How wonderful it was to love and feel loved, in return.

N along with me and his neighbour loaded my van.  Driving home was a real experience!

Yup, I hope you stay with me.  There is more to say, tomorrow.

Until next time...

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