So today was a rollercoaster of a day. I began with an early day at work...
At 11:00 AM, Randa's Memorial Service began. It was very touching. There were tears and laughter as the minister relayed stories told to him by those that new her best.
After the service, we all gathered at one of Randa's close friend's home...where we continued the celebration of her life! More tears...more laughter...more rollercoaster. ..
As the afternoon arrived...it was time for Mom, Emily and I to head to San Antonio for a weekend getaway...a Christmas gift from me to them. As I drove, they rested. It gave me time to absorb the events of the day.
Again, I thought about how often I think of Life as a rollercoaster ride. ..the ups/downs....moving at a snail's pace....then abruptly followed by a burst of speed...an almost out of control kind of speed.
Today was a perfect example of that for me...a tough, painful moment...followed by a slow upward tick...then the burst of speed...from sadness to laughter...from sorrow to joy.
So the joy has come here in San Antonio....I am with my girls...we have laughed, looked at beautifully lit trees along the River Walk, we get to spend precious time together on the same day we said goodbye to a loved one.
Life is strange and completely beautiful. Truthfully, I fear the rollercoaster at times...but I do not want to get off....I want to experience all of Life as God has planned! Until the ride stops...and it is time to go Home!
For now....I am ready...seat belt buckled. ..and ready to roll.
Sweet dreams my friends!