March 31: Hope

Posted: March 31, 2010 in Uncategorized

Dear Diary,

I’m back from a whirlwind week.  A week I will never forget.  A week that reminded me of two things in equal measure.  1. Life is hard.  Really hard.  2.  God is good. Abundantly good.

Had anyone told me last Monday  that I would be in California at a dear friend’s funeral this Monday, I would have found it impossible to believe.  But impossible things happen sometimes and Jesus is good to walk us through them.

A few things I learned on my trip:

  1. If you have to go to a really tough funeral, be sure to take lots of tissue along with Edie, Deb and Whitney.  Quality friends make hard times bearable.
  2. I too will have a funeral some day: live intentionally.
  3. I too will have a funeral some day: take some decent pictures for the slide show.
  4. It’s not a myth,  California has really nice weather.
  5. The closest approximate to hell-on-earth surely must be gas station restrooms.
  6. Whitney’s right, powdered sugar donuts – no matter how wonderful – do get all over everything.

So, dear and understanding diary, I would like to tell you about my friend, Jonathan.  But it will have to wait til tomorrow.  My email inbox at work was not nearly as understanding as you were about letting me go.

Your faithful friend,


  1. Vangi says:

    So sorry about your friend, Bo. And thanks so much for the insight into the important stuff of life, like quality photos for my funeral slideshow, and powdered sugar donut reality.

    I was reminiscing about the Cal weather today as I ran home from the gym in a lovely spring shower — a shower which was not happening when I ran TO the gym. I temporarily forgot what state I was in. Oh well, running in the rain isn’t so bad — it was the numb nose that was hindering normal breathing that became the problem.

    Cool. Now I have a take-away for the day — some new insight of my own: Normal breathing through a numb nose is similar in difficulty to normal chewing with a numb mouth.

    I have seriously digressed. But here’s a happy thought to end on: frosted animal cookies — EIGHT per serving! I’m gonna go get a serving again. 🙂

    Glad you’re back, safe and sound.

    Love you,

  2. bolovesjoe says:

    I just really love you, Miss Vangi! Still hatching that plan…

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