Sunday, May 1, 2011

What A Weekend

The past few days have been a whirlwind! Nothing super exciting happening in my world, but on the grander scale, lots has happened.

Wednesday night was the start of really bad ad storms in Alabama. Waking up thursday morning, a huge tornado had ripped through the state and the devastation was terrible!



Then Friday was the Royal Wedding, at 4am

 

Saturday brought the beatification of Pope John Paul II

 

And tonight, sunday, Osama Bin Laden was pronounced dead

 

This weekend will fill an entire chapter in future history books, and I will have lived through it. This weekend had a lot of personal significance to me. Starting with the storms, I have a lot of friends who go to Bama & many friends on twitter who live there. I am glad that they all made it through safe & I continue to keep them in my prayers. 

The royal wedding was a big deal to me because I lived in Europe when Diana died. I put flowers at the tunnel in her memory. Seeing her son all grown up and marring a beautiful girl brought tears to my eyes. I know his mum is looking down and is so proud of her son!

Pope John Paul II will always have a special place in my heart! I saw him once when I was young. He was on his papal balcony when I visited Rome. I remember everyone cheering and taking photos but I dont remember seeing him. What I do know is how he made the youth of the church a priority and his faith & love made me a strong catholic. 

Lastly tonight I read on twitter, facebook and heard Obama give the great news that OBL had been killed. I still remember sept 11 2001, sitting in religion class, watching the news and not understanding what was going on. I didn't know what the towers were, or the pentagon. Im pretty sure I didnt know where PA was. But now I have many friends who's husbands, brothers, girlfriends, & sisters serve this great country as members of the armed forces. Tonight I say a special prayer for them. 

But in all this good news, my hear still hurts. I keep thinking about David & what he would have said about all this. He would have donated time & resources to Alabama, driving there to help those who had lost everything. He would have teased me for being so excited for a wedding I wasn't invited to. He would have prayed for JPII and been proud to be catholic. And he would have smiled big and proud upon hearing of OBL's death. David was one of the most patriotic people I've ever know, and I know he's sitting in heaven with all those people who lost their lives sept 11 2001 and spitting on OBL as he makes his way to hell.

6 comments:

The Southern Lady said...

Good afternoon from Tokyo!

It has been a year of historical moments~all culminating in the news that the man who brought so many pain, is no longer of this world.

I pray for familes of the victims and troops, as well as our troops. Now let's bring them home!

A lovely week to you!

Warmly,

Elizabeth

The Southern Lady said...

Good afternoon from Tokyo!

It has been a year of historical moments~all culminating in the news
that the man who brought so many pain, is no longer of this world.

I pray for familes of the victims and troops, as well as our troops.
Now let's bring them home!

A lovely week to you!

Warmly,

Elizabeth

Mrs. Jones said...

Thanks for the Bama love! It's another world down here right now. I'm ready for my city to rebuild. Keep praying...

*danielle said...

It really WAS a big weekend - on the grand scale and on the little personal one as well! Idk whether or not to be excited or hesitant about all these things that keep happening and changing, but I am hoping for the best...

I suck at remembering: Was it JPII that did Vatican II?

Miss Angie said...

Your post gave me chills... *Big HUGS!*

Jenny DB said...

There certainly was a lot going on this past weekend! I think it's interesting how most people in our generation can now tell you where they were on 9-11 and also on the day OBL was killed.

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