Thursday, April 30, 2009

She's in a Better Place

I still haven't figured out exactly who "she" refers to in this book title, but in the last 2 days I allowed myself the privilege of a "no brainer" novel by Angela Hunt.

An interesting book, of sorts, I picked it up because the setting is a funeral home and my hope was to learn a little bit more about embalming, procedures, etc. since David is headed that direction for his life's occupation.

I did find some of the stuff intriguing -- did you know you may still moan or even "burp" after death? It'll be my luck to burp!

She writes this sentence..."Though you won't find it written in any book, one of the surest ways to know you're ready to be a full-time funeral director is when you start talking to the clients."
I asked David if he talks to them and with a little self-conscious grin he admitted that he does!

There was a bunch of other stuff I learned but you can find it out for yourself if you're
wanting to know what happens to your body after death. I do know I need to get on a serious weight loss program --- I don't want any embalmer grunting over my "dead weight!"

ANY WAY...the real reason I thought I'd share this no brainer book was because of this quote somewhere about 2/3rds the way through where the main character (raising a teen) talks with her mother...the mother replies with this sentence -

"Being a mother in the teenage years is like being a guardrail on the highway.
You're gonna get bumped and scraped and tested a lot. But its your job to
stand firm and keep your kid on the right road." pg 182

With a thankful and humble heart I praise God that I haven't been
banged up severely...some scrapes and tests, yes, but no major collisions...
may I always stand as a firm guardrail!!

Here's to all of us guardrails out there!!


Regi said...

Sounds like I might have to invest in that one. Hunt is a good writer in my opinion.

rachaeljc said...

Hmmmmm.....burping dead people!?! I think I would jump out of my skin if a 'dead' person burped....Actually I KNOW I would jump out of my skin:)

David talking to dead people....I don't know sounds a bit scary to me!lol

Charlotte...You are a fantastic is apparent by four incredible kids....I can't imagine them giving you any "scrapes or bumps" along the way!!:)

Have a great weekend! Rachael