Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Live Your Life

My what a week it has been, or really last few days should I say.

My weekend was really anything but relaxing. Birthday dinners and house cleaning, and errands, and working all night long at American Eagle kept me busy! Saturday night I worked until 5am! I love the mall but I DO NOT love it that much! I usually go to first service with my parents mainly so they feed me lunch after Sunday school! So, I slept about 2 1/2 hours before getting up to get ready for church. I do the whole church, Sunday school, lunch thing and I'm PUMPED for my afternoon nap. I have it all planned out. I'll be in bed by 12:30, sleep until 5:15, wake up for small group, then go back to the mall to work at Victoria's Secret. I'm most pumped for my Nazarene Nap because it's my FAVORITE! I'm not one to ever put my phone on silent. It really only makes sense when you want 5 hours of beautiful, uninterrupted sleep, but I just don't do it.

I kept hearing my text messages go off and just kept ignoring them. About 2:30 I get a call from Jaci Bounds and ignore it. I kinda wake up and realize she's sent me a text asking me to take her small group so I respond and she calls me right back. I was thinking it was just going to be a quick conversation about small groups and I'd be back to sleep in no time. What she had to say would keep me awake the rest of the day and cause me to have a heavy heart.

From the other end I hear Jaci say in the calmest voice, "Laura, Will Bumpus died this morning." All I could say was "What." All she had to give me at the time was that he had been shot in the head and really knew nothing other than that. She didn't know if it had been an accident or what. Emotion seriously OVERWHELMED me. I laid in my bed and just cried and cried. How could life have been taken from this 15 year old boy. A 9th grader that was so funny, his own little unique person, and a friend to many. Needless to say I had to be the one to contact my small group girls with this devastating news and my phone continued to blow up for the next 3 1/2 hours with questions and concerns and heartbreak.

I didn't sleep well on Sunday night. I tossed and turned and thought about the Bumpus family and all of the 9th grade boys that lost a friend.

My heart has been really heavy the last couple of days. I'm interested to know what church is going to be like tomorrow. Wills funeral is Friday at 1:00 so I will be taking the afternoon off for that.

Live Life to the fullest everyday. Love God, and Love people. Do what makes you happy and live with no regrets!

1 comment:

  1. Laura,
    So sorry to hear that. I don't have the words for something like that. It is beyond my understanding. I am sure that you are exactly what those girls need right now. Praying for you cousin. Hope everything goes well.