Grandma Would’ve Been Pleased

Thanks to everyone who stopped by the blog over the past three days, who watched the tribute video, and who prayed for our family as we said good-bye to my Grandma Violet.  There were close to 250 people packed into the church building where we did the memorial service.  Many said it was the best memorial service they had ever attended (and that’s saying something, because most of the people in attendance were silver-haired, and had been to many memorial services).  The family closed out yesterday, not with sadness, but with a great sense of joy because she is now where she’s always wanted to be… with Jesus.


About Aaron

Aaron is a follower of Jesus. He's married to his smokin' hot wife Laura and is the father of three adorable girls. He enjoys a robust cigar, a complex root beer, a good movie, writing, football, thought-provoking books, and rousing discussions about subjects you're not supposed to talk about (like theology and politics). Religious people irritate him (because he once was one). He's on a quest to find the perfect dry rub and sauce for ribs.
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3 Responses to Grandma Would’ve Been Pleased

  1. Aaron…Last night’s message was so POWERFUL and AMAZING. It was such a WONDERFUL CELEBRATION of one’s life. You have NO IDEA how much it touched my family… My mother can not stop talking about last night’s service and the wonderful job that you did with the entire thing; including the video. Speaking of the video. I saved it on the computer here at home for Mom… IS there anyway, we can get a copy of that. Thank’s again Aaron. I know Grandma and Grandpa were up there, looking down on the service with a smile and as happy as ever.

  2. George Saufley says:

    So when It came to “Situational Influences” and Christian role modeling
    Violet Saufley had it right. David Rawley’s Letter nailed it. Mother was
    an excellent teacher on many levels. She married her religious faith and
    sociology in a way that demanded excellence in living. Also saw
    your blog on George Bush, how Dick Chainey has “George” Hypnotized. We were all traumatized by 9/11 that means that none of us was too rational after the event. It is easy to see how we made the mistakes. If one reads the “The Lucifer Effect- Understanding How Good People Turn
    Evil” by Philip Zimbardo. One could add another chapter to the book
    called how George Bush, Dick Chainey and Haliberton blew it and
    caused unnecessary violence and destruction. Mother might say
    “situational influences” are not a reason to excuse evil deeds and
    mistakes: “situational influences” are tools to avoid these situations.
    I thought that the Power Point presentation about mother given at the church was on a website but I cant find it.

    Thanks George
    was also on the web

  3. George Saufley says:

    With a tears in my eyes it is clear that A Mother’s love is a
    priceless dialogue. On the way in I couldn’t help noticing all
    all of the bonding and dialogue between Mothers and their
    children. The Power Point presentation on Mother’s life
    given at the church was excellent. Would like to see the
    David Rawley’s Letter displayed on the net with the song
    in the background “The Unreachable Star. Going back
    the web and look for the Power Point presentation.

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