This year was filled with mixed emotions to say the least. Mom and Dad slayed in the kitchen, Kim came with her delicious homemade seafood casserole and Cajun rice, Vanessa furnished her tasty cakes, and I brought the smoked ribs (for the first time since NoNo’s rebirth). That being said, this year wasn’t really about glorifying what we cooked or ate…it was truly about remembering one of the five reasons who was called home to glory. There was a lot tears, a few laughs, and moments of self-reflection. Some of our family wasn’t present but they were definitely kept in our thoughts and prayers. The holidays will never be the same for me, but because I know that JESUS lives, I have a blessed assurance in CHRIST that my beloved embryonic twin brother (son, brother, husband, nephew, father, grandfather, and friend) reigns with Him in eternity’s eternity. Not to mention, I also find joy in recognizing the same JESUS that was raised from the dead, who left a borrowed tomb empty, and ascended to sit at the right hand of the FATHER is coming back sooner than we think. On that day…..all I can say is, “If it had not been for the Lord, who was on my side……”
NoNo, you were not only remembered—-you were honored and I unequivocally know that your spirit was with us!
Though you may be gone from this world, your story is not over yet. You are forever loved and remembered forever young! We love you baby!