|*This is not Agnes and Sean. Just FYI!|
Last Saturday was the memorial service for Agnes. It was a beautiful service filled with stories that brought both tears and laughter. Four different people got up and spoke. One of those people was Sean, who was Agnes' grandson. He was funny, loving, caring, and full of emotion as he told stories based on words he had written down about Agnes.
At the end of his time he started to talk about how loving and caring she was. As he did this his emotions got the best of him and he started to cry. He was able to stop long enough to say that when they were picked up and sat on grandma's lap that it was the safest place on earth. It honestly had me crying as well.
It was such a wonderful thought of a grandson picked up and placed the lap of his grandmother as she rocked back and forth on a rocking chair, holding him and singing to him. Makes me think about the times when I was little that people made me feel safe and loved.
I think we each have a person or place that when we are there or with them we know that nothing bad can happen. We are safe and comfortable and no matter where we go and what we do as long as we are with that person or in that place nothing bad will ever happen. That person always brings a smile to a face and a laugh to our heart. They are always there for us.
Life is hard and scary. There is always something happening and sometimes that something is a bad thing. I wish for you that someone special that will hug you up and hold you. That will whisper in your ear and tell you that everything will be ok. They will wipe the tears from your eyes and hold you tight as they sing to you or rock you. They will listen and love you no matter what you have done or no matter what has happened. They just want to be with you and love you and help to keep the bad out and the good in.
I hope that you have someone like that in your life and if you don't, let me be him. I will provide for you the safest place on earth!