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JusJoJan & WOD 1-24-21

Well, sue me, I believe I missed a day of JusJoJan but hopefully I make up for it today.

I guess you could say I am hiding from my responsibilities this morning to relax with my coffee, read my emails, do my Spanish lesson, and write my blog before it’s time to go to the store, watch our church service and host family dinner. I don’t even know what we are making yet. 🤣

Yesterday, we visited my mother, and Dave’s parent’s resting place out at DFW National Cemetery. It was a fitting day, gloomy, foggy, misty, and cool. I didn’t know we were going, we just started driving and ended up there.

From there, we visited Living Spaces in Grand Prairie and neither of us were very impressed. Too expensive and not really our style for furniture.

From there, we went downtown Ft Worth, closer to home, to have a late lunch and a margarita at mis favorito restaurante, Los Vaqueros. After that, we went to visit the grave of our dear family friend, Jack Collier. Dave misses him so much!

I’ve written about Jack before in my short story Our Friend Jack, if you’d like to read it.

I haven’t seen my youngest and his girlfriend in several weeks and I find it’s getting hard to breath. I hope he visits today, but he works so much, I’m doubtful I will. His girl Becky got a mild case of COVID but has recovered, so it’s safe for them to visit now. Maybe we will get lucky and see them for dinner.

Maybe we will have gumbo. It’s another gloomy looking day with storms possible. Sounds like a great day for gumbo!

I have been watching a show on Netflix called Surviving Death. They talk with several people who have seen or seen signs of their loved ones after they’ve passed, giving hope and comfort to the survivors. Having been raised to believe that we go to heaven and the soul no longer cares what is going on down here, I’m very skeptical about these stories, but they are so compelling, it all sounds plausible. There is also talks with Mediums, ghost hunters and the like, but the people who specifically asked their loved ones to show them a sign and then got that very specific sign is encouraging.

The show explains a lot of the science behind the phenomena, and my scientific mind wants to allow for this possibility, even if my religious upbringing “forbids” it. There are experts, and first hand accounts throughout this show that make it all sound so believable. It is not “witchy” or evil in any way, these are beautiful stories told about near death experiences, and other cases of communicating with people’s loved ones after death. It is, in fact, all very spiritual, and most of these people are believers and Christians.

I asked for a sign from my grandmother for years after she passed away. I never got one, but maybe it is because my energy is too negative and I need to open my mind to the possibility. I HAVE always thought she was my guardian angel. Now, with Mom, it’s so different because we had a volatile relationship, yet I loved her. Is that why I don’t get a sign from her? I don’t know. I don’t even know if it’s right to want to, because of my belief system. Anyway, I tell you all of this to say that yesterday while we were visiting her columbarium (such a weird feeling btw), I asked her (in my mind) to show me a sign that she is ok wherever she is and that she is not angry with me. I wish I could have that peace of mind, but I may never until I am with her again in heaven.

I think the show is worth the watch, please do and share your thoughts with me later. I hope you all have a blessed Sunday!


2 thoughts on “JusJoJan & WOD 1-24-21

  1. lhoke2016@yahoo.com says:

    Beautiful story about your friend. He sounded like quite a guy. I’ve seen a saying about friends I’ll share – hope I get it right.

    “Most of us have many friends in life, but if we have one friend for life, we are truly blessed.”

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