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In the Sweet By and By

Eric’s grandmother’s funeral was today. It was actually quite a lovely service, but I do struggle with the experience of being an outsider from a religious standpoint. The family isn’t overly religious, including the dearly departed, but ministers will talk quite a bit about Jesus if you let them.

I think the part that bothers me is that, in a small way, I really do sort of wish I could believe that we all get to go home to a loving deity when we die. But I can’t ever believe such a thing, so when a guy stands up there telling me about it, I can’t help feeling like a child whose parents are feeding them the story about how the dog has been sent to the farm.

Anyway, they’re good people, my in-laws. I’m glad to know them. And I am grateful to all of you for your kind words of comfort over the last week.

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fenriss
Jul. 27th, 2006 01:58 pm (UTC)
Thank you sweetie.

FYI, in case I don't find time to reply to your email, you are welcome to come by late this evening. It'll be a miracle is we're in bed before 1:00!

Miss you.
cyntergomes
Jul. 27th, 2006 05:49 pm (UTC)
OH! You were talking about TONIGHT in the email. I saw the email date of Thursday and thought you were talking about tomorrow, Friday. I can probably be there at 10:30 tonight.
fenriss
Jul. 27th, 2006 07:05 pm (UTC)
Great! Sorry about the confusion. Guess I hadn't noticed it was after midnight :) Hope we see you!
cyntergomes
Jul. 27th, 2006 07:12 pm (UTC)
I'm having dinner at my sister's place tonight, but I'll probably be heading home shortly after 10...so I'll just swing by your place first for SciFi fun!

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