Isn’t it amazing how God can take what could easily be a very sad day and transform into a very special day.
Believe me..it was a choice I had to make without almost every breath…to not miss Nick being in the midst of all of the commotion here. He just loved when our house was full of people laughing, visiting, sharing life.
But I knew deep inside that he was here…….loving me through the day by sending person after person to fill my day with hugs and special moments.
I was greeted after my shower by Todd and Erich waiting outside the bathroom door to “shoot” me with a confetti gun!!!
Then as I left for church I discovered two beautiful “heavenly bamboo” plants sitting in our driveway with a card from a lady who lives in Grayson..wishing me a happy day and offering the plants in honor of Nick and Adrienne.
Our worship service centered around Mary, the mother of Jesus, and brought Tim and me both to tears as the sermon ended with “Mary, Did You Know?” Makes me think of every mommy holding little ones, raising toddlers, even juggling busy schedules with school-aged children…”Do you know…the plans God has for your children?” None of us truly knows, do we?
But I do know this..God has plans for each of them. Beautiful plans.
After church, I was honored to have my picture taken with Mrs. Edith Strother….This precious lady is 94 and looks and acts sooooo much younger! She had all of my boys in the nursery.and when I was pregnant with Nick, she asked me what his name would be. I said, “Nicholas Yancy.” I’ll never forget her response which at the time seemed so prophetic. She took my arm and said, “How historic!” I remember thinking, “I’ll never forget that.” And I didn’t! Mrs. Strother may have known more than we’ll ever know. As a matter of fact, our last picture of Nick was taken with Mrs. Strother and her husband when they came to see him in late October. I love you, Mrs. Strother! Happy Mother’s Day!!
We had two families and college students come over for lunch, Our kitchen was full of talking and laughing. We spent the afternoon visiting and then working in the yard. Olivia and I even did a little “dumpster diving” since the college kids had all moved out of the dorm!! She found some great treasures! Yes, we have a little “redneck” in us!!
Evan, Maria, Mallory, and Erich….
Thankful for a Father who knows just what I need!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!