Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Life is not always fair. Alice has always been so active and smart. She's always taken very good care of herself with plenty of exercise and she watched what she ate. She played tennis up to the age of 72! She has always been a spiritual woman who sought God. She was a giving person who did many things for others.
She loved to cook and bake and she spent a lot of time in the kitchen. She loved to entertain. She's the one who gave me a love for entertaining. She was always fun and tried to make all of our events fun. She was playful. She had a real sense of style and loved to dress up. She was a girly girl and always had matching jewelry, purses and shoes.
She loved to learn and often times took art classes and history classes at the local college. She loved to travel and has had some wonderful trips to many different countries. She opened her own business in the 80s; it was an employment agency. She then went to school at about age 50, got her real-estate license, became an agent and was quite successful being inducted into the Million-Dollar Club. She retired at age 65.
She was a great mother-in-law to me and a great grandmother to my kids. She wanted to see the boys quite often and would call to see if they could come spend the night and go to the movies and do other fun stuff. She supported just about everything my kids did. She almost always came to their sporting events, music concerts and plays.
Alice actually has a wonderful attitude about it. She is always smiling and laughing at herself. She never falls into self pity. Even through her illness, she is still a role model to me. I realize that even though she is still with us, she has changed and I am grieving the loss of the Alice that she used to be. I think about this a lot and I get sad, but I know that when she goes to heaven she will get a new body and there will be no sorrow. Until then though, I love her and I still want to be with her.
"Every time I think of you, I thank my God." Philippians 1:3day
"Let not your heart be troubled. You are trusting God, now trust in Me. There are many homes up there where my Father lives, and I am going to prepare them for your coming. When everything is ready, then I will come and get you, so you can always be with Me where I am. If this weren't so, I would tell you plainly." John 14:1-3