Probably you may be wondering how 'funeral' and 'fun Friday' can go together. For one thing, it is my privilege to serve for a funeral today by providing a potato casserole for the family after the services, and I was asked to sing for the services. Also, in this case the death came to an elderly person, so in some respects it wasn't completely unwelcome. But this sweet sister (Ormae) holds a special place in my heart.
Ormae was one of the first sisters I was assigned to visit teach when I moved to this area over four years ago with my small family. Her hearing was sketchy at best, even with a hearing aid, and her sight was just about as bad. But she was so fun to visit. Occasionally she could hear our responses to her, but she could carry on conversation quite well, if mostly by herself. She shared great stories of her growing up years, her years as a mother and a hairstylist. She was sweet and sassy, and her nails were always taken care of and painted, usually pink. Once she shared with us that she never painted her nails red. Why? Because that's what she had seen the 'ladies of the night' paint their nails when she was young! hahaha
She had a strong testimony of the church, and it was such a pleasure to get to know her a little bit. I am so grateful that I was asked to sing for her funeral because I know (she told me many times) how much she loved to hear me perform, either vocally or on my violin. I just loved her and I'm so glad I get to serve her one last time. 'Til we meet again, Ormae I'll remember you and be grateful that you were a part of my life. I look forward to getting to know you better in the next life!