I didn't write the last two days. Which isn't to say that I'm not thankful for anything. I have my reminder set to go off in the evening, and both nights I was not home.
Friday night I was with our Confirmation students at a Funeral home. No, no one we know passed away. Instead, as part of the year-long class, we take field trips to different houses of worship. We've been to Temple Emanuel and St. Nicholas (Antiochian Orthodox). Somewhere, from someone (I think Greg M.) I got the idea to also visit a funeral home. Why not? If we're going to churches to learn about them, why not go to a funeral home. At some point in our lives, we'll all go to one.
I asked our parish nurse for a recommendation and she gave me the name of one in particular that had been very kind and helpful when her mother passed away.
Lee (the funeral director) was great! He isn't much older than me and he had tons of great stories. Our students asked great questions. We were there for an hour and a half and we probably could have spent another hour. We didn't get much of a tour, but that's okay.
Last night, we went to Glenn and Nancy's for some euchre. Bill declared it would be guys against girls. Usually we have played Bill and Nancy against Glenn and me. Bill and Nancy have won. Last night, the guys beat the girls. Bill is the one to beat apparently.
Today I'm thankful for gray skies (with no snow, seriously our streets can't handle anymore snow). I'm thankful for fun games and dinner with friends. And I'm very thankful for those who are called to be funeral directors because that is definitely a gift.