Thursday, September 11, 2008

one year....

As we have come to the one year anniversary of George's homegoing I am quickly reminded of God's faithfulness. It has been a year of much emotion as we have gone through birthdays, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Christmas, anniversaries, Lauren's graduation, the birth of our great niece, so many things have happened in this year. In the midst of these events, I have not only experienced the absence of George in our lives but I have also experienced that he would have wanted us rejoicing and not mourning. I have mentioned to many people that lately I have missed the energy that Goerge brought to every situation. I miss the intensity that George brought into a room. I think in the aftermath of the hurricane I really missed what I know he would have been doing. Getting the yard clean at any cost and helping so many others in need. That was George and that was what drove him. So as we remember George, let's think about what he would desire for us. What would he want us to experience in this life, even in his absence. He has experienced the greatest promotion this life has to offer. George is in that great cloud of witnesses cheering us on from the other side. Do you hear him, goodness knows he was loud enough, remember the richness of his voice and the excitement in his laughter. He is hooping and hollering, I can hear him.



His parents, Lauren and Bryan, my brother and his family all went to the cemetary Sunday. It was a time of rememberance for us all. I want to always be in a mode of celebrating George's life and the fact that he loved people with all of his heart. He always saw the best in people, even those difficult to love. George would find a way to love people. I am constantly reminded of his generosity, and heart to want all to feel the love of God.


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5 comments:

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Sonja said...

Yes, George had an electifying personality for sure! His obvious ability to love others was evident...truly in many ways a gift. I know you and your family miss him and the memories will always remain ALIVE! That is the key, one thing you never have to say good-bye to. Letting Go is different, but it doesn't mean the memory of them leaves. I know you understand what I mean.
The pictures are great...We celebrate the memory of George and the LIFE he had in him...He would want all of us to keep the LIFE going...to seek to love the unloveable, walk in forgiveness, and be devoted to a life of integrity...as he did.
I love you sister...

sonja h.

Kayla said...

Wow. Its been a year. George has been in heaven, with Jesus, a whole year. I wonder what he's been doing? I'm sure he's having fun! Don't you know he'd talk our ears off telling us all about it?! :) It doesn't seem like a year in some ways, in others, it seems longer. We all still miss him. I know only a fracton as much as ya'll do. I know he'd be proud of you guys. Ya'll are awesome. We love you and you are in our prayers! Love, Kayla and krew

Anonymous said...

Ya'll have been on my heart all week. On Sunday after church, I felt an urgency to go by the cemetery. I was driving around trying to find the gravesite...and I saw Patsy's pretty white hair from afar. I've esp. had her on my heart...and I was able to give her the hug I've been wanting to give her...and just talk to her a few minutes. We talked about how everybody seemed to love George...and I said if they didn't...something was wrong with them! I've never met a man quite like George...he's left his mark on all of our hearts. Bill and I were talking about how we miss him...but as Kayla said..."I can only imagine" what fun he's been having this past year...waiting for the rest of us to join him. Ya'll are always in our hearts and prayers...We love you...
Cathy

Shaun and Melinda McIntire said...

Robin,
Thinking of you, Lauren and Brian at this time. I close my eyes and can hear George's laugh. It truly was contagious!! I feel so blessed to have known him on this side and look forward to seeing him on the other. We love yall.Melinda for all