Monday, May 23, 2011

Cemetery Flowers

I often think about what I can do for my church. 

When I got confirmed I was excited to be able to teach Sunday school.  I can still remember my first class I taught.  It was the fourth graders and Courtney Lorenz just about drove me crazy.  She was the most hyper child I had ever met and she COULD NOT sit still.  {Maybe God was getting me ready for the ADHD students I would have in the future as a school teacher.}

A few years ago I tried to start a women's ministry group at my church called Girlfriends Unlimited.  We had two events - Welcome to Girlfriends Unlimited and a Birthday Bash.  It was a success and I probably gave up too early, but it didn't continue.  I often think about restarting something like it, but then doubt always gets the best of me.

Now I teach the confirmation class, which is seventh and eighth graders.  This summer the confirmation students get to help teach the Summber VBS Storytelling class.  They get to dress up as people from Jesus' day and retell stories of His time.  I think I'm more excited than they are.

Lately it's been on my mind to do something for the cemetery.  {Maybe it's from watching Charlie St. Cloud.}  I like to walk through the cemetery and read the headstones and see just who is buried at Zion Lutheran.   There are so many children from the late 1800s and early 1900s.  I even found several families that buried three of their children within days from each other.  There must have been a disease going around at that time. 

Many of these graves don't have flowers placed at their feet.  And if you think about it, there's probably no one alive that even remembers these individuals as real people.  But that does not mean they need to be forgotten. 

So today Brazos and I went to the cemetery and placed a few flowers at the tombstones without.  We didn't get them all and we'll have to go buy some more flowers to finish. But I like to think that these angels are smiling down on us today and happy that someone remembered them.

Dearr Mr. Butterfly,
You will not find any food in these flowers.
Good luck!
Brazos and Mommy

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