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Decoration in the Mountains

Today should have been one of our family's decoration services. Every year we visit the gravesides of dear family members whom have passed on, to decorate the graves, prayer and sing. Today should have been the Tipton cemetary services, but due to Covid-19 concerns our services were didn't happen. Below is a summary I wrote last year of our service, our feast and our family. I hope you enjoy.




July 21, 2019


"Precious memories, unseen angels

Sent from somewhere to my soul

How they linger, ever near me

And the sacred past unfolds

Precious memories how they linger

How they ever flood my soul

In the stillness, of the midnight

Precious sacred scenes unfold"









Today was filled with precious memories. We gathered at the Tipton cemetery for decoration and we had the largest crowd that we've had in years. It was so good to see everyone and it did our hearts good to see Park and Pansy (brother and sister) and to hear their testimonies and stories of their grandparents, mother and childhood. Park lead us in singing. We sang Precious Memories. Pansy cried, Park cried and I wanted to. We shared prayer requests and prayed. Dad said few words and read from the Bible. Then we sang Standing on the Promises.








After Decoration we walked to Mamaw and Papaw's for Sunday dinner. We feasted on roast beef, pork roast, potatoes, quinoa salad, greens beans, deviled eggs, corn bread, loaf bread, sweet tea, coffee and homemade orange juice pound cake.





Today was lovely. Simple, sweet, and precious. Wouldn't trade it for anything in the world. Seeing Park and Pansy together was an image I'll never forget. I dont make many promises, especially ones I cant keep, but my children will know and practice the tradition of decoration. If I didn't teach them this tradition it would be utterly selfish on my part, to keep them from making this precious memory.





"Standing on the promises of Christ my King

Through eternal ages let his praises ring

Glory in the highest, I will shout and sing

Standing on the promises of God

Standing, standing

Standing on the promises of God my Savior

Standing, standing

I'm standing on the promises of God

Standing on the promises, I cannot fall

Listening every moment to the Spirit's call

Resting in my Savior as my all in all

Standing on the promises of God

Standing, standing

Standing on the promises of Christ my Savior

Standing, standing

I'm standing on the promises of God"


 



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