On My Walk Today:
Today on my walk, I reflected on something that I thought was really funny that happened the other day. Please forgive the morbid undertone of my story.
I was thinking very deep the other day about what will happen with my body after I pass away. I know my spirit will be in heaven, but for some reason I was thinking about my appearance in my coffin. I asked my husband Reggie, "Sweetheart, would you please make sure that my hair and makeup are done the way I like it and I have a cute outfit on. Why was I even thinking about that? That's not a very pleasant thing to think about, but for some reason my mind was going there.
After I asked my husband to make sure that my makeup and hair where done the way I like it, this was his response to me: I will make sure it's done the way you like it because I am going to do it for you.
I immediately was so shocked and all I could think was OMG - that would be my worst thought of him doing my makeup and hair. Then it struck me so funny that I could not stop laughing...one of those times when you can not quit laughing...we have all been there. You want to, but you can't stop.
All of the sudden, I looked up at my husband, he looked so sad. At that point, I realized he was really serious. I felt bad because I was laughing. It dawned on me that this could have been a very beautiful moment because he really meant it.
I was feeling terrible because I thought I hurt his feelings on such a heart-felt gesture on his part. He was a good sport about it and all is well, and you know what? It's wonderful to know that to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. I know I will be in good hands whoever does my makeup and hair.
When I was taking my walk today, I starting thinking about it again and I must admit that it still makes me giggle a bit, but it also makes me realize how blessed I am.