A Morning Thought
First thing’s first. Today is going to be a fairly busy day for me once again. This morning, around 10 AM I am going to be picked up to go to a memorial service in Beloit, Wisconsin, for my friend and neighbor of 19 years who had passed away on February 14, 2017 at the age of 83. Yes, she died on Valentine’s day and yet she lived a wonderful life despite some of the hardships she dealt with throughout her life. This memorial service will be my third one since I have become an Adventist in 1999. Going to my friend’s memorial service will help me understand here more than what I already know and have experienced about her in the 19 years I have known here. The idea of NMS being gone now practically floors me because she was so healthy until two years ago or so when she found out she had cancer and other health problems throughout the years and nothing seemed to stop her until depression would hit. I have seen and heard two different sides of NMS in the past 19 years but I loved her so much and still do!
NMS’ Memorial Service
The second thing. Let me put it this way. The memorial service was beautiful but two ladies, who will remain nameless even though I know them, had been critical of the service throughout the service to the end before members of the family and friends could say something about NMS if they wanted. The two ladies left. I was deeply disappointed in them both. I was hurt. I understand that not everyone understands how Seventh-day Adventists do their memorial services and these two women just made comments that I could hear that were rude and unkind. Why didn’t they just leave. They finally did leave when members at the memorial could take the time to say something about NMS. Only three of us did!
After the service, I came back to the building to have lunch with the family and neighbors in the community room. I was very happy to see a nice turn out but I believe that other tenants who attended the luncheon were only there for the “free” food to eat. Only two tenants came to the funeral and made rude and unkind comments under their breath while there, and other tenants just stayed behind for the food. How convenient! Even Miss RS was there (my upstairs neighbor who has that nasty boyfriend) was there. All she did was glare at me when I spoke to her friends. She was one person I did not want to see. Anyway, her boyfriend is spending time in jail this weekend. He will be out on Monday and back here doing his crap.
I finally left the luncheon, locked my apartment door, and finished the rest of my day at home.