Often I think about my friend cookie who I use to work with at Arbor Drugs. We use to have soooo much fun in that place. It should have been against the law to come to work, laugh loud, eat anything you want, and get paid for it! Thats just how much fun we use to have.
When I left Arbor cookie was still there. She didnt have to work because her husband had a GOOD JOB!. She just worked for her \”hair and nail money\” They lived in the prettiest house that I\’ve seen in my life!! Her home was beautiful, and it was 2 mintues from our job. Cookie was in her middle 40\’s. After a while she quit her job because she had gotten ill.
One day I will never forget, she called me and said Lacrease you better come over here and see me. I knew she was sick but I didnt want to see her like that. She kept saying, yall better get over here and see me.
I never went.
Soon after that my friend Quetta called me from work and told me that she was listening to the radio when her son who is a Comedian ( The Great Bobo Lamb) was on the radio saying that his mother had passed away, and that the funeral was going to be TOMORROW.
I was devasted. I was so sick. I cried and cried.
But I kept hearing God\’s voice telling that he made it possible for me to go to the funeral by Quetta\’s radio being on at work. I thought about it through all my guilt of not going to see her like she asked me too, and somehow it comfort me.
We all went to the funeral which was soooooooo packed and so sad. She looked so pretty and so peaceful. As she lay there, thats when I realized that God had a sense of humor. I say that because she was so funny and so silly. That if we came from God, then we know that he laughs, he must have a sense of humor. God was really there for me during that time. Because I didnt take it well at all. Cookie and I had some much fun together. She loved the Lord, and went to Church on Sunday\’s always thanking him for what she had been through as she told us stories of her growing up poor with her kids.
I remember after work one day she said Lacrease lets go to Denny\’s. It was just me and her. We talked laughed and had a good time. I will never forget that night.
She was so pretty, she entered the Anita Baker contest and won first place. We talked about that all the time. On the back of photos she had given me, she always said she loved me. When I was sad and would think about her, God would lead me to small things like that, and I love him for it.
Its been over 6 years since cookie passed away, but I remember her as if she was here yesterday. Her husband remarried ( that hurted a little) riding by the house and cookie\’s truck in not the driveway. Im happy that her husband Jerome has moved on. But you know? Cookie will be in my heart forever.
So if you have someone in one in your life that you need to see, please go and see them. If you are not getting alone with someone you love, you need to go and see them before its too late. GO SEE THEM! Or you will end up just like me and thats not good feeling at all.
The Day and Hour Unknown Matthew 24:36-41
36\”No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son,[f] but only the Father. 37As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. 38For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark; 39and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. 40Two men will be in the field; one will be taken and the other left. 41Two women will be grinding with a hand mill; one will be taken and the other left.