Sunday, August 2, 2009

Joy Comes in the Mo(u)rning

Despite the tears at Belinda's funeral, there were also smiles and laughter. It's amazing how we can experience different emotions at the same time. I don't think Belinda would have wanted us to cry for her. She's in a better place, it is only hard for us here on earth- but we still miss her.

Belinda loved laughing and playing jokes on people. The pastor told the following story about her: Her father wore dentures. One day, (it was actually his birthday!) as he was sleeping, Belinda took the dentures and set them in a container of jello (which then became harder as it set). When her father woke up and realized his dentures were gone, he found a string that led him on a goose chase all over the house. When he came to the end of the rope, he finally found his teeth encased in the jello. He laughed about it...eventually. That was just the type of person Belinda was- she loved to laugh and help others to smile and laugh as well.

I've decided that "laughter through tears is my favorite emotion." - Name that movie. (Picture a Dolly Parton southern accent, it might help you remember).

By the way, I helped my mom start a blog, which will mainly include photos and stories from our family history. Be sure to check it out. It makes me very happy that she now has a blog!


susette said...

what movie?! i wish i knew it...

Susan from Food Blogga said...

Hey Natasha,
I couldn't find your email, so I'm leaving this here:

You won the Julie & Julia ticket give-away!

The movie is actually tonight, not Thursday. Sorry about the last minute change.

Pls. send me your full name ASAP so it can be put on a list at the theater. Be sure to get there early to get a good seat, as it's first come, first serve.

Tuesday, August 4th
Landmark Theatre
10850 W. Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA

Bon Appetit!

Natasha and Jesse said...

Susette- The quote is from Steel Magnolias- Dolly Parton says it.

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