Monday, September 17, 2012

I got the Joy, Joy, Joy Joy....down in my heart!

I had a wonderful and extraordinary weekend in spite of the fact that we were unable to go anywhere but it no small part due to the wonderful news we received yesterday.  I spent three days enjoying the company of the most important person in my life.

On Friday we took Mike to an appointment so we made a day of it and took him to breakfast and then for a short drive in the country.  He loved it and so did Ron and I.  Later the same day we went to the funeral home to make sure they will honor Ron’s burial policy since the original funeral home (where it was purchased) is no longer in business.   

While we were there I took care of my own pre-arrangements.  It may sound morbid but we really had fun with it.  Our little sales guy was all funerally and serious and I kept reminding him that we aren’t dead yet.  I told him he could “lighten” up even chuckle a little since nobody there could hear us anyway.  I paid $1,990.00 for a basic cremation package.  Since I do not want to be embalmed and I don’t want a viewing it was much cheaper.  I didn’t want a fancy urn if my ashes are going to be buried in fact a cigar box would have been fine with me.  I did say that even for $1,990.00 if would be nice if he sang or something but he said he can’t carry a tune.

We spent the rest of the weekend just hanging out together and eating our way through town.  I had one emotional overflow Friday night when I was suddenly overcome with gratitude to have this wonderful man in my life.  I sometimes can’t understand what I did to deserve such a gift but I am so very thankful.  Every day we share is such a blessing.

Mike's favorite thing to do right now is sing.  He sings at his "Silver Sneakers" class and entertains everyone I'm sure.  He sings as loud as he can "I've Got The Joy Joy Joy Joy Down In My Heart, Down, In My Heart, Down in my Heart, TODAY"  He even calls me everyday to sing to me.  This is so much better than the suicidal thoughts..................God IS GOOD!


marciamayo said...

Then Mike can sing at your funeral.

oklhdan said...

Wouldn't that be a hoot Marcia? I'd like to stick around for that.

kenju said...

How very nice it is to read a joyful post!!

Muffy's Marks said...

Who would think you could have a great time at a funeral home. You guys are krazy!! I'm glad you had a fun weekend, and that Mike is on an upbeat track also. Have a wonderful upcoming week too!