Yesterday was quite a day. We started the day at a funeral of a wonderful man, Ron Crunkleton. I ended the day at a baby shower! It really made me think about the Circle of Life.
Ron and his wife, Sherry have been such an example to me over the last 9 years that we have lived here. Ron battled Alzheimer’s since before we met him. He and his wife were teachers of the three year old children at church. They were legendary! The most prominent thing I have learned from them is love. Sherry’s constant Christlike service and Ron’s deep love for Sherry. On his blog, my husband perfectly captured an encounter with Ron called The Broken Man. It is a must read!
Ron and Sherry are remarkable people – loving, determined, loyal, brilliant and gentle. I have always loved hearing stories about the Ron we never knew and yesterday his son gave an amazing Life Sketch sharing with us a glimpse into who that Ron was. It was beautiful, funny and utterly amazing. I cannot imagine the void Sherry is facing. She has many talents and gifts and many people who love her! I know she will be fine – she is incredible – not everyone can out swim a shark! I love you Sherry!
After the Life Sketch, Brooklynn and Chloe’ sang their own arrangement of “There is a Green Hill Far Away.” They sang it a capella. I have heard them sing hundreds of times and I absolutely LOVE it! They have beautiful voices but as I sat there yesterday I was in awe. Their amazing talent coupled with this sweet spirit of love and the Holy Ghost. It was heavenly. I am so grateful that they were able to add to a beautiful memorial service.
In the afternoon, four kids and I were blessed to be able to help a friend of a friend move. I am so grateful that our friend asked. It was very neat to have a large group of people working together (only a couple that I know!) But everyone had a common goal and purpose so it didn’t matter if we knew each other! That is how service should be.
Then in the evening we celebrated the anticipation of a new little babe! A ton of friends gathered together and showered Hailey with gifts.