OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD 2012

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And the Winner Is......... and other things.

Thanks to all who entered my Whimsical Wallet Giveaway!  The randomly selected winner is

Brendecia Burgess  @ Hems for Her.  An email was sent and once I get your mailing address, your cute wallet will be on its way!  

 There will be more giveaways in the future.  I am looking forward to working with Carla again.  She is super creative and has beautiful items that she has hand crafted.

This has been a crazy busy weekend.  We had my grandson most of the weekend and he wears us out.  Oh to have the energy of a 4 year old!  I did get some daily chores done, and I also put together 5 freezer crock pot meals for the next couple of weeks.  I am looking forward to using them on my nights that I work late.

Our church family had terrible news yesterday.  There was a wreck that occurred, a deacon and his wife were on their way to church for choir rehearsal and  their car was struck and the deacon's wife was killed instantly!  The deacon's car ended up on the front lawn of the church........ below as a picture and a brief article that was in the paper.

It was a sad, sad, day at church today.  Many tears were shed at the absence of Alma.  :(  



A deacon at the Lake Hill Baptist Church on Old Winter Garden Road was severely injured and his wife was killed in a crash near the church Saturday afternoon.
John Oldaker, 76, and Alma Oldaker, 70, were on South Hudson Street headed to the church for choir practice at about 3 p.m. Saturday when they drove into the path of Eugene Shilton's 1996 Toyota
The force of the crash shoved the cars onto the church lawn, killing the deacon's wife.
John Oldaker was transported to a Orlando Regional Medical Center and has been in and out of consciousness all evening, according to Paul Thompson, a fellow deacon and the church's music director. He is expected to survive.
Thompson said the Oldakers were long-time members of the church and Alma Oldaker's parents also went to the church years ago

Alma Oldaker leaves behind two adult children, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Several choir members were inside the church at the time of the crash and heard the collision. Thompson said they were waiting for Alma Oldaker to come to practice.
It was her job to choose the songs for the church's upcoming Easter service and the choir was preparing to practice them with her.
"We're still going to do them one way or another, if the choir can get through them," Thompson said.
"They were good people," he added.

We will be there to support John as he recovers and deals with the loss of his wife. 

When things like this happen, it always make you appreciate your loved ones, doesn't it?  I treasure each day I have and try not to take it for granted. 

A new week ahead, and I don't think mom has any appointments!  Woo Hoo!  I just hope I did not forget to write something down on our calendar.  Hope you all have a great Sunday evening!



3 comments:

ND Chic said...

I'm sorry to hear of your loss. It is a reminder that we are lucky to have each and every day.

Lisa Richardson said...

Lisa, I'm so sorry to read this story :( I hope he'll get better soon and I'll keep this family in my thoughts!

Lisa Richardson said...

I hope things are better for you now Lisa. I really do.

janice

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