Wednesday, July 16, 2008

The 16th of July

Well, it has been about two weeks since I've last updated. I've been working at the America's Mart show for the past 2 weeks; Neal has worked there on the weekends. We are very thankful for the opportunity and job, but we are also very thankful when walking, standing, and selling for 10-12 hours a day for almost two weeks straight is over!

Neal got the opportunity to go and play golf at Chateau Elan this past Saturday with some fellow GE workers. I think we found a new past-time! We'll keep you posted as the game unfolds!

On Sunday, I got a call from my old friend from high school, Janean. She told me that one of the guys we graduated with was killed in a motorcycle accident just a few hours prior. Kevin Mahurin was 22 years old. His mother, Karen Mahurin is the county commissioner. His funeral was today, July 16. At the funeral, there were several of the kids that graduated back in 2003. We all were remembering the life and memories that we shared with Kevin... school plays, haunted corn mazes, birthday parties, and so many more. It is a sobering reminder of how fleeting this life is. May we all examine our own lives and hearts to insure that they line up with the word of God and live lives well pleasing to him.

Kevin Mahurin
November 1985 - July 2008

Cherokee Tribune Article- "A Fine Young Man"
Sosebee Funeral Home- Obituary

I know your life on earth was troubled
And only you could know the pain
You weren't afraid to face the devil
You were no stranger to the rain

Go rest high on that mountain
Son your work on earth is done
Go to heaven a-shoutin'
Love for the Father and the Son

Oh how we cried that day you left us
And gathered 'round your grave to grieve
Wish I could see the angel's faces
When they hear your sweet voice sing

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Happy belated Birthday

Another celebration of our country's birth has come and gone. She is now 232 years young! Neal and I were watching the excellent John Adams mini series the other night, which I HIGHLY recommend, and just commenting on how much difficulty that our founding fathers faced in the development of this land as a formal country independent of any other entity. We are very blessed to be able to live in a country that they fought so diligently to form and die for.

Anyways, Mom and Dad, Hannah and Moriah came down to our apartment for dinner and then we headed down the street a bit to watch the fireworks over Centennial Park. Amazingly, after 17 years of living just outside of Atlanta metro, we saw, in person, the fireworks over the park! Next on the agenda, a live downtown Atlanta New Years Eve!