Monday, 20 October 2008

Let Go ,Let God....

Well, I seem to have slipped back in to my old ways, not posting often! However I did have a very busy week last week,I last posted on the Saturday now when I look at my blog I’m sick to death looking at the back of my own head lol as I’m sure you are !So here goes ,Well on the Sunday, Maurice’s brother and his wife Jackie came to visit ,and then on the Monday , thats a week today,because Maurice wasn’t driving still (he has done a bit now, just up to our town )Pete my sister Jean’s husband came to get me and we all went to Dear Jenny’s funeral ,Jo is my niece and Jean and Pete’s daughter ,Jenny was her Mother in law, Tony’s Mum ,I hope I have explained that ok ! Jenny died suddenly the week before it was such a shock for us all, if it is possible to have a lovely funeral, then this one was, Jenny was a lovely Lady slightly younger than me ,her Dear Husband David had died four years ago ,and she never really got over losing him ,she had missed him so much ,they had been together since she was thirteen ,meeting each other at the Methodist Sunday School ,Jenny’s faith was strong all her life ,and her service was to quote her sister ” Just Jenny”, We started with the’ Hymn How Sweet the name of Jesus Sounds’, after the opening prayers . Her eldest Granddaughter Beth read a psalm so beautifully, And her Daughter Karen, told us some lovely things about her Mum ,and read a poem of her Mothers, Jenny wrote the most wonderful poetry ,and has been published ,Whilst Tony, Karen and Jo ,were searching among Jenny’s things for Jenny’s’ list ‘which they all felt sure she had left ,but couldn’t find anywhere ,they decided at least some of Jenny’s poems should be read at the service ,so after selecting the ones most appropriate ,they went to put the folder of poems away ,and there on the table was a piece of paper ,it was Jenny’s list !so we were able to sing the hymns Jenny had loved ,and her family were able to carry out her wishes ,We then sang ,Immortal, Invisible, God only wise ,and then Tony told us his memory’s of his Mum ,and thanked her for all she had done for them ,he then also read one of his Mothers poems ,that she had written after a visit to her childhood home village ,so very moving ,The service closed with the hymn ,’Oh Lord My God, when I in awesome wonder ,……We all went back to the Beautiful old Orton hall, for a lovely meal and lots of family chat, and Corrine, Jenny’s sister and I slipped outside in the afternoon sunshine and to talk about how Jenny and I would slip away for a crafty puff too ! Corrine left me with this thought, which I thought I would share with you all, When you seem to be burdened with troubles and worry’s that you really cant do any thing about, “Let Go, Let God”…I wont tell you about the rest of the week on this entry ,but will pop back later , So as usual Love










27 comments:

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Good Morning ! It is so sad when someone leaves us unexpectantly like that. You have my sympathies. I'm glad Maurice is doing better now. Letting go, let God is very good advice.
'On Ya'-ma

Chris/cacklinrosie101 said...

I was hoping that all was well with you, Jan. That is a shame that you lost a dear friend and relative. I'm sure she is with her DH now. Weird how things work out like finding the list.

I need to learn letting go, let God more often. It was so good to hear from you again.
Love xx

~~Kath~~ said...

My sympathies go out to you for your loss. ~~Kath~~
http://therustyspigot.wordpress.com/

Bunny said...

Lucky Jenny! To have such a loving and caring family. Her funeral sounds a true celebration.

Marie said...

Beautiful entry Jan! It sounds a lovely funeral and like she was a wonderful woman. I'm so sorry for you loss. I live my life pretty much by those words, Let Go, Let God, if I hadn't always done so who knows where I'd have ended up. Life can beat you down if you let it. It has really helped me to be able to hand it all over to God.

Stuart said...

it sounds a truly lovely funeral and yes they can be can't they....

Jean said...

Hi Jan ,what a beautiful tribute to Jenny ..Thank you for this entry .She would have loved this from her smoking buddy !Even though the funeral was a sad occasion,it was also a celebration of her life .I like to think she is happy with David ,playing a game of scrabble together .....with love Jeanxxx

Jenny said...

Wise advise, let go and let God.
Jenny <><

mortonlake said...

lovely entry jan,my deepest sympathies for your sad loss take care mort xx

Sandra said...

Hi Jan,

I don`t bother with AOL journals now, my friends are here on Blogger now so I`ve lost interest. Jenny sounded like a lovely lady, it is very sad.

Love Sandra xxxx

Sal said...

Oh what a pretty blog you have here Jan :-)
I have loved looking around.
Love Sal

Jeannette said...

Jenny sounded a lovely lady, I'm so sorry she's passed away so suddenly. My friend was like Jenny when her husband died, they'd been together since they were in infant school. He died when they were in their 60's, she was lost. How strange to find Jenny's list like that, I'm so glad they did though. Jeannette xx http://jeannettesnewtravels.blogspot.com/

Bill said...

Sounds like the funeral was a nice tribute. I'm glad to hear Maurice is back to driving some. Regards, Bill.

Lucy said...

Hi Jan, I am so glad to hear from you and you brought your beautiful Journal with you. Lucy

Odds Bodkins. said...

My deepest condolences Jan, to you and the family.
It's good that you all gave Jenny such a wonderful tribute.

B. x

Eileen said...

You are so lucky to have such a supportive family. You are always there for each other. Unfortunately when we love we pay the price when we lose them. Take comfort in each other. Eileen x

Astra! said...

Hi Jan...I agree, this is a wonderful tribute and so well put...Best wishes Astra!

Karen said...

Wise saying, Let Go, Let God. I try to incorporate it into my daily living, but it is rather hard as the ego gets in the way. You know the e.g.o....Ease God Out..ego...

Beautiful entry and beautiful blog page.

Karen

REFLECTIONS OF A PRISON WIFE said...

SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT JENNY.....
I LIKE YOUR JOURNAL AND WILL BE FOLLOWING IT.......FRAN

Dawn said...

That's my favorite saying. Small world , isn't it? So sorry for your loss. That's a lovely sweater you make, looks cozy and warm plus beautiful.

Yasmin said...

My Condolences for you friend, and hope all is well with you.

Yasmin
xx

madcobug said...

My condolences to Jenny's family and friends. Helen

erarein63 said...

So sorry for the loss of your dear friend and so suddenly too. May you find comfort. Great message that I need to remember...let go and let God. Hugs! De ;)

Lucy said...

I had to go to Morts place to find you again. Your blog is so pretty. Plkease come and see me.
Lucy

Lucy said...

I had to go to Morts place to find you again. Your blog is so pretty. Plkease come and see me.
Lucy

Lucy said...

I had to go to Morts place to find you again. Your blog is so pretty. Plkease come and see me.
Lucy

Joan said...

Hi Jan me again all is working fine just though I'd check. LOve Joan.