About the Spirit

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This blog started out with "about me" in the title. My whole life has been "about me". I hope that the entries that I make will be about the Spirit and how He has changed my life because it has always been about Him and how He works through us.

Thursday, January 17, 2008


I went to Elaine's wake last night and the funeral home was packed as I knew it would be. A DVD was playing and Elaine was playing the piano and singing. It nearly broke my heart as I remembered how she played at the hospital. There were so many pictures of Elaine with her family. I didn't see one picture that showed her alone, she always had family around her. There was one picture that showed her wearing a big hat with a very big bow and a pair of very heavy shoes, it must have been taken in the early forties when that style was the fad...I bet she was the "cat's meow"!

Elaine has touched my heart in a very special way...I will never forget her.

Monday, January 14, 2008

I'll miss you...

Sorry I haven't written anything lately but I've been working on one of my models and after the sails are made it will be done!

This morning I went through the Emergency Room entry door as I do every morning on the days that I am working. I was carrying a couple of gallons of milk as I made my way down the corridor toward the coffee shop. I was stopped short by a nurse pushing a bed toward the x-ray department. As we passed I saw that it was Elaine on the bed. We said hi to each other as we passed and I could hear her say to the nurse "that's Earl, he's a real nice guy". I smiled and continued to my shop.
At about 6:30 am I heard a "code blue" for the x-ray department. My heart sank as I said a little Prayer for the person and hoping it wasn't Elaine. Well, about a half hour later my fears came true as I found out it was indeed Elaine that had suffered a heart attack and died.
I felt just terrible all day as friends stopped by to comfort me because they knew what Elaine meant to me. They all made me remember that Elaine is in a much better place now, with no more pain. The realization that she is no longer in pain made me feel so much better because she had been in pain for such a long time. I remember when I had torn a rotator cuff, the pain was terrible. After I received a shot the pain left immediately. I didn't know how much pain I was in until it was gone. I'm sure that Elaine feels the same way...being free from all her pain must feel like...Heaven!

If you haven't read it already there is an old entry on this blog about my friend Elaine.