Sunday, May 2, 2010

The Weekend

We’ve had a busy weekend here in the Jackson household.  Friday night we had dinner with friends.  These were people that we see regularly but never had  spent any one on one time with.  It was good to connect on a more personal level. 

Sentimental Saturday – My best friend’s dad’s birthday party was Saturday afternoon.  He turned 65.  I have know this man since I was in the 9th grade (a very long time ago).  He was an example to me for the kind of man I wanted to marry.  He is very devoted to his family and always has been.    Saturday evening was a different high school friend’s parent’s 50th wedding anniversary celebration.  It was a good time.  They had rented a room on the second floor of the Fort Smith Historical Museum for the party.  As we were leaving the party, Tom & I were looking at some of the exhibits.  We were walking out the door and Tom said, “I think this is where my dad used to work when I was a kid.”  There was a lady working at the front desk, so we asked her what businesses had been in this building previously.  She directed us to an exhibit that showed the history of the building.  Turned out Tom’s dad had worked there back in the 60’s.  Tom remembered going to work with his dad and eating at the lunch counter they had in the building.  Tom’s dad has been in Heaven since 1996.  We miss him, but know he and Peyton are having a great time together.  It was neat to be in a place that was connected to him and that Tom remembered even though we figured Tom was probably only 3 or 4 at the time.

Sunday – Great church service.  It is good to know I am growing in the things of God.  God is big in me; He never leaves me.  After church we had some people over for dinner and a good visit.  Tom got to show off his grilling skills and his garden. 

A very full and satisfying weekend.


MarshaMarshaMarsha said...

Oh wow, how neat is that for Tom to remember? And to be in that building? I am always amazed when people have family history like that. My mom is Korean and my dad was in the USAF, so we moved around a lot.

It makes me think of Heaven though. I wonder how much clearer our memories will be then. I would love to see how God directs our steps each day... even with y'all going to that party and remembering his dad, thinking about him being in Heaven, and thinking about him being in Heaven with Peyton.

Anyhow, this is me just rambling out loud in your comments. I've been thinking about and praying for you today, dear Becky!


MarshaMarshaMarsha said...

Gooo... the whole my mom is Korean comment was referring to the fact that moving around a lot and not having her whole side of the family here, we miss out on the whole "I went to this school when I was a kid" or "I worked here when I was 20" kind of stories.

I'm a dork. Just ignore me. ;)

Kelley said...

You guys did have a busy weekend! I bet it was fun spending some time in Ft. Smith. I haven't been there in years. (And it's not that far from me.) I hope you have a great week. Hopefully it won't rain too much. We had enough storms over the weekend.

Jennifer said...

It really does sound like a satisfying weekend...I like that description:)

dar said...

Coffee with friends (though YOU all didn't even know it). Reading your post and everyone's comments while sipping along was a peaceful and satisfying spot in my day! Thanks everyone! Love and God Bless!

sanjeet said...

this is me just rambling out loud in your comments. I've been thinking about and praying for you today, dear Becky!
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