On Eagle's Wings

On Eagle's Wings
He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:29-31


Sunday, May 3, 2015

Good bye to April and an old friend

The last week of April brought back memories from the past as we said good-bye to the attorney I had worked for many years ago. The memorial service for him was beautiful, and I know he would have been pleased at the things said about him, but I think he might have been a little bit embarrassed hearing them.

After working 18 years as a paralegal for Tommy, he was the standard to which I held future lawyers for whom I worked. He was a man of integrity, no nonsense, and yet, he had a wonderful sense of humor and his laughter often rang out around the office. He loved his family and was proud of them. He was a kind employer and I will never forget the kindness of him and his wife, Susie, to me.

As always, at a sad time like this, it is good to see people you haven't seen for years and how they've changed ... or not changed! One of my friends had put together some photos from the past and I'm sharing the silly one. Since the dress code back in 1980 in a Dallas law firm called for suits, panty hose and pumps, we conspired together to play an April Fool's prank on our bosses and come to work "dressed down."

I'm the tall one with pigtails and the gentleman with the beard and cigar in his mouth was my boss, Tommy. Good times, good memories, good friends! I will never forget the day I began working with these people in 1974 and stayed until 1992. Two of the lovely ladies (front row, left and center) and I have maintained our friendship over the years and are still regular lunch time pals. Ahhh, we were so young back then.

Can't let a week go by without seeing Kate and Jack! 

Kate's artwork. The sun is wearing sunglasses!

Two lovelies!

 Kate and Mommy had a Mother-daughter dinner at church. 

Saturday afternoon and evening at Prestonwood Baptist
for the Gaithers' concert.

 A nice hike on the trail on a gorgeous spring day.
Even the weeds flower and are pretty in the spring.

Paula Deen's pound cake
It is goooooooooodd!
With ice cream, strawberries. Delish!!

(And even though I don't like it when reviewers change things up a bunch,
I did take note of some comments and made the following changes:
coconut oil instead of shortening
equal portions of milk and heavy cream
reduced the amount of sugar to 2 1/2 cups.)

 And so now, we welcome the merry, merry month of May!
photo credit


Susie said...

This is a beautiful tribute to your boss. He will be missed. The children's pictures are so cute. Nice cake, Enjoy this new month. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

living from glory to glory said...

Hello. My we all were much younger back then! So sorry about the passing of your (boss) friend.We really do impact each others lives! I do hope you have a wonderful Mothers Day
Blessings, Roxy

yaya said...

Many folks don't stay long at jobs...they move up and away. You had many years with your coworkers and your boss. I'm sorry for your loss but I hope your good memories bring comfort. It's been a beautiful Spring here too..chilly many days but the warmth has arrived and hopefully no frost this month. Your Grandkiddos are really cute! Beautiful Mother/Daughter photo moment! Have a good week!

Terri D said...

The cake looks delicious. I'm so sorry for your loss. It sounds like he was given a beautiful service.

Linda said...

How wonderful to have worked for such a man!
Loved all your photos! I heard about the Gaither Concert and know of a friend who had planned to come from Breckenridge to attend. I have always loved their music!!

Jill said...

Very sorry to hear of the loss of your boss and dear friend...good people certainly leave a lasting impression on our lives. Thinking of you! Great pictures of your family, always lots of smiles :-)