Saturday, October 30, 2010

Oh yeah? Well, MY Papa is NEIGHBORS with GOD!!!

"Papa's Lil Pizon"
You can't beat that connection, right??!!!  :)

Out of the mouths of babes, right Papa?

You had her pegged from the start ... she truly is one little piece of work.

So as you know, our little Maggie started preschool this year at Grand Haven Christian.  And no surprise here ... she absolutely, unequivocally - LOVES it!

One of her favorite parts of the school day are the Bible lessons.  Of which, without a doubt, brings you much joy to see your little granddaughter's passion for learning everything there is know about His Word.

To be honest, she actually thinks of herself as pretty much THE Bible expert of her entire class (teachers included) ...

And I found out exactly why that is a couple of weeks ago during Maggie's car ride home from school ....

Maggie:  "I do listen very carefully and NEVER EVER have to sit in the turtle chair for being too noisy during God's Word ... BUT! ...  I don't REALLY need to learn more about God and His Book like the others friends in my school do."

Me:  "You don't, huh?  ....... Um ... exactly why is that?"

Maggie:  "Oh you know why, Mama!  It's cuz My Papa is NEIGHBORS with GOD!!"

Me:  "Uh, yeahhh... Yea!  He is, isn't he!"

Maggie:  "Uh huh,  that' why Papa's so VERY important and famous, Mama ... so if I ever don't know something 'bout God, I can just ask Papa to ask his neighbor ... since He lives right next door to Papa's house in heaven ... *pause* ... kinda like Sydney lives next door to me."

Me:  "That's really really cool, Maggs ... you are quite the blessed Pizon to have a Papa who's God's neighbor, huh?"

Maggie:  "Yup ........ Mama, can we paint when we get home?"

*smile* :)

For PapAmore', Arend 'Odee' Lenderink

Friday, October 29, 2010

"The" Song You Sang From Heaven

Whenever we have sung this song in church, (which we have, but not too often) since you went to Heaven ... you were right there too ... singing it right alongside of us, weren't you, Papa?

You were here again ... not in a dream ... not in a memory ... but here.

And I hear the voice of many angels sing,
"Worthy is the Lamb"
And although those have been the only times I've actually been able to truly feel and sense your physical presence since you've been gone ... I will not complain, but rather take anything that we might get.  :)

During these 'straight from heaven itself' times, I have distinctly heard your strong tenor voice, I have sensed YOU standing right next to me with all of my acute senses ... I have even caught the very own wonderful scent that is so familiarly uniquely yours ...

I guess if I were to dissect this gift I might wonder why of all the MANY songs I've heard you sing (you did sing nearly all of the time after all, ;-) ... that it's this one song that I have no memory of you ever singing in which you most distinctly have let your presence be knownn to me ... ?

However, with all my heart, I'm just glad to have been able to sing with you again at all ... and without a doubt I know for certain that your angelic self really WAS there during those deeply cherished moments ...

I LOVED it ... I  LOVE you ...

Thank You, Papamore ... I miss you so relentlessly much ... and although there are times when my very soul aches so deeply that I wonder if there will ever be relief from the grief we now fully own without you ... I above all (because you taught me) never question nor stop believing in the fact that I'm going to be there with you soon enough ... Alive Forever ... Together ...

But at least for now it seems, I have Extremely Important things yet to do, right where I'm at.

xoxoxoxo x a google to infinity

"The Song"

For PapAmore', Arend 'Odee' Lenderink

Sidenote ... if someone reading this just so happens to have some pull regarding the music selection at Covenant Life Church in Grand Haven, MI ... could we please sing this at least once - the more the better, each and every Sunday?