Thinking Out Loud

October 17, 2016

A Life Well Lived

Filed under: Christianity — paulthinkingoutloud @ 7:15 pm

I’m sorry there was no blog post here earlier today.

The funeral went well. It was interesting to see the people my mother touched at various stages of her life hearing each other’s stories and meeting for the first time. What a legacy. Each one is a story unto themselves, but she was a common element in each journey. I hope I can measure up; spiritually speaking these are huge shoes to fill.

A funeral service is always stressful and emotional. Especially when you are officiating your own mother’s, doing the music and overseeing the details. When it was over, we were hoping to relax, but instead we drove home in some of the worst weather I can remember. It feels really good to be home today.

We’ll try to get back up to speed here in a few days, but nobody is paying me to do this, so it might be short posts like this one.


  1. If you can, try and take some time for yourself. The blog should be more servant than master. I appreciate you taking the time even for short posts. Your mother has left a legacy of faith – and this space is one of the ways you honor her. Thank you for that.

    Comment by Lorne Anderson — October 17, 2016 @ 9:32 pm

  2. Until one has experienced the death of a parent, there is no way to prepare for the emotional exhaustion after the funeral. I remember feeling like I needed to hold it all together for everyone. I too gave a eulogy and played the music and led the singing. Afterward I just wanted to curl up in a warm chair. May God hold you near and no need to worry about short posts. Your faithfulness to this online ministry is so amazing.

    Comment by Cynthia — October 17, 2016 @ 10:16 pm

  3. So sorry for your loss I could never imagine. Give yourself time to grieve before you blog jot down your thoughts and feelings and when you’re ready blog about it. You matter more right now! RIP to your mother and see you blogging soon

    Comment by kountrymama2012 — October 17, 2016 @ 10:47 pm

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