Thursday, October 24, 2013

On The Other Hand And Why I Love My Church, Part 2,372

When I posted all the pictures of Sam, Dave and I playing in the leaves earlier this week, a few of you commented on it was great that we got to experience all four seasons where we live. Most of the time I love that. But then today, we woke up to this:
And as I type this, it's snowing again. It won't stick around, and we'll probably get another bout of warm weather before winter hits, but this morning was a stark, icy, cold reminder that we better enjoy the pleasant outdoors while we can.

And I know I talk a lot on here about how much I love my church but I'm going to do so again. While this service is not happening at our church, a former pastor at our church is leading it. I am planning on attending to remember Ghengis, but I will also be thinking of all of you I know who are walking (or have walked) this journey as well, whatever it looks like for you.

Remembering Our Babies: To mark Infant & Pregnancy Loss Awareness Month and with an eye to All Saints Day, Pastor Renee and Alicia will lead a service to acknowledge and remember our babies who have died due to miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, still birth, neonatal death, SIDS, and all other infant deaths. Space will also be made available to mark the grief of infertility. All who have been touched by the loss of a child or the loss of hope for a child are welcome to this candle-lighting service in the Sanctuary.


  1. I love that your church does that!

    And as for the snow, I can imagine that gets pretty old pretty quickly, so I'll try to be thankful for our warmer temps in January/February :)

  2. We got snow this week too. BOOOOOO. I'm not ready yet!!!

    To love your church = priceless. :)

  3. Oh my gosh, what an awesome service your church is doing!! That is so amazing. Jealous! (Not really of your snow though)

  4. Oh my goodness...snow! My kids would love it; however, I understand your sentiment. It is nice to have four clearly defined seasons and get to enjoy the mixed blessings of each. I would just once like a snowy Christmas down here. We came very close in 2010 when we had snow on the day after Christmas. I was pregnant with Brody, and we were at my parents' house closer to the coast, and they got a lot more than Charlotte. It was over a foot deep, and they live in the country so there was just so much open space of clean white snow to play in. I loved it! And I want so much to come to that service with you. Sigh. I will be joining you in spirit, my friend!

  5. What an awesome service! You have such a great church!

  6. I want snow, but in's a bit of a long shot...maybe in January. : )


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