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Posted By Sharon

Ok so I'm breaking my own rule...I'm writing on the weekend.  Just couldn't help myself.

We went to an auction tonight....something we haven't done for a few weeks.  Honestly I didn't want to go. I'm still struggling with the loss of my nephew.  I just can't seem to wrap my head around it, let alone accept it.  Everytime I think of his parents, siblings, wife & children my heart breaks all over again and I say to myself, "It's just wrong." But no matter how many times I say it, we all know I can't change it. 

The auctioneer has known my brother & his family for a long time and he asked about how they were doing. Somehow, I found that comforting. I can't explain it but just knowing others were thinking about them made me feel better and I was glad we had gone.

So what happened at the auction? We saw 2 couples we have known for ages and truly enjoyed sharing hugs and competitive bidding.  The funny thing is that they each have booths in local antique malls plus sell on Ebay so there are times we want the same things.  Only once have we gotten into a bidding war but it is all done in fun!  As I've stated before when Terry & I start taking the 'store' thing too seriously, that will be when we quit.  So what did we buy?

1) 72 large, heavy weight envelopes for mailing books - $6

2) 4 Boxes of Glassware/Pottery - $2

3) Transistor Radio - $12.50

4) New Bike Rack for the RV - $3 (Yes, you read that right! We couldn't believe it!)
5) 3 C-Clamps (For Terry) - $3

6) Old Coffee Cans with Advertising - $3

We've yet to sort through everything but I'm sure we'll make a few dollars off the goodies, not to mention find things to give away or use. 

If you know someone who is going through a tough time, allow enough down time for them as they're walking through the valley but don't give up on them.  Although they may not be ready to 're-join' life, they need to be encouraged by others....letting them know they are not forgotten. I appreciate my husband for encouraging me to get out tonight because he knew I didn't want to see other people & pretend to be happy.  But you know what? For just a short while, my heart felt lighter and I know that's what my nephew would want. He was a fun loving guy and he always had a smile for me. I think I could at least do that much for him.  How blessed I am to have had him in my life.

Thanks for stopping by! Take time to worship the God of the Universe this weekend! He loves you so very much.