This week has taught me the value of having your Last Will & Testament done no matter what your age might be. I have spent this week supporting families as they struggled with end of life issues and death.
One of the greatest gifts that we are given as a pastor is that we are allowed to come into a family's lives during some of the best of times and during some that aren't so great.
I have had an unusual experience at my church, in that, I have performed as many marriages as I have funerals. This week, however, was a little rough as I was privileged to be with a hospice patient as she died, dealt with a family's decision to sign a DNR for their mother, and then a funeral for a person whose family is feuding over the Will (very unpleasant people, none that even visited her while she lived but now want her money).
I'm glad that next week I have another wedding to balance things out. This is for the couple that I baptized the man a couple of weeks' ago. They are building a new house next door to the parsonage. I wish that I was going to be able to stay here and watch them start their lives together. It should be interesting.
I am hearing good things from another conference, so things are definitely hopeful.
But I am still struggling with this lingering cough from my recent bout with the flu. It just won't go away, which is why I haven't been blogging very much. I'm exhausted pretty easily, so I do what needs to be done and then take lots of naps.