Wednesday, August 12, 2009

JUST BECAUSE YOU'RE DEAD.....

I was reading my Mom's blog today and noticed a comment I had not seen before. My uncle Paul was commenting on going up to Bone and invited my Mom to join him if she wanted....reminding her of a line from his favorite movie..."An Unfinished Life" with Robert Redford and Jennifer Lopez. Robert Redford is at his sons grave and says, "Just because you're dead doesn't mean that you can't make yourself useful." Now that sounds just like something Mom would say! I think she has made herself quite useful the past 10 months. We have all needed her at various times and we have all felt her presence. I am sure glad you are not just sitting around being lazy Mom!!!

6 comments:

Cori said...

Bless your heart, Jenn! What an amazing sentiment! A couple of weeks after my dear Grandma passed away, my sister and her husband and son were sealed in the temple. One family member commented that Grandma had made a point of passing before the sealing because her health wouldn't have permitted the trip while she was alive. On the other side of the veil she can be everywhere we need her to be. I know it is the same with your Mom. I hope things are going well in Phoenix. Love you!

jackie said...

That is so great! You will have me smiling all day! I think I will subconsciously tell both my parents the same tidbit of advice when things get needful around here!

Counselor Quinn said...

It's about time you updated, I have only checked daily!! I remember that line, good movie!! Mom is not one to sit there and not make noise, she is busy I know that for sure.

Counselor Quinn said...

oops, that was from me Nat, not Quinn.

The Flynn's said...

That DOES sound like something Mom would say. And, since we're speaking like Mom, it was really RUDE for her to go and die! I wish we were able to communicate with her (more than just prayer). I miss her so much!

Kim Rose said...

I wish someone would add a feature to the cell phones that would let us text. Think about it! I am sure Mom has had to be informed as to the rules.. but I know she is busy. Most likely seeking out children. As long as they are not a Davis... right?