Randy Mac

Special Contributor

Special Notice: I’m pleased to announce that on Super Bowl Sunday morning (Feb. 6), we at Cornerstone Christian Fellowship, are going to have a celebration service in honor of Robbie. This will NOT be like another funeral service. Oh, I’m sure there be some tears, but there’s going to be a lots of smiles and laughter as we remember Rob’s love of the Lord and His church, her love for her family and friends, and her love for life. We’re going to sing some of her favorite worship songs, share some of her favorite scriptures, we’ll tell some Robbie stories and some will share their thoughts about how Rob touched their lives. We’ll start at 10:30 a.m., and afterwards share in a covered-dish luncheon. Many have asked if this is just for our church. Absolutely not! It’s for anyone who would like to join us for this special time!

Robbie was always about NOT hurting anyone’s feelings. I mentioned in an early column that upon her high school graduation, her mom and dad blessed her with a trip to Europe to tour and study various parts of that country. Obviously, Robbie came home with many stories from that journey.

As she was telling me highlights of the trip, she told me how she and the girl she was teamed with stayed in the home of a family in Holland for a couple of nights. In the mornings they would meet in a classroom for a lecture and after lunch they would tour the region.

There were just some things that Robbie wasn’t going to eat. Soft-boiled eggs fell into that category. Kinda like me and liver. (And I wouldn’t eat that with your mouth.)

Anyway, Robbie told me of that very first morning with the family in Holland. She and her travel companion made their way downstairs for breakfast. Everything was perfectly placed on the table, including the soft-boiled egg on the little egg stand, common, I think, to that part of the world. Now Robbie had a problem.

She told me that she just didn’t have the heart to tell the lady of the house that she didn’t like soft-boiled eggs. So, she devised a plan. She secretly slipped the egg into her coat pocket, and as they left to walk to the school, she just chunked that egg into the culvert at the entrance to their driveway.

Of course, at the completion of her telling me that story, I had to say, “Now there’s a family in Holland telling their neighbors of the girl from the U.S.A. who ate a soft-boiled egg — shell and all!”

Robbie kinda tilted her head to one side, pondered a second of two, and said, “I never thought about that.”

Life’s an adventure. For some 36 years, Robbie helped me live it up!

Randy McLelland, a.k.a. Randy Mac, is senior pastor of Cornerstone Christian Fellowship Church on FM 202. He plays the role of “Grandpa” in The Promise and, through his “Livin’ It Up” ministries, is a motivational speaker and Christian entertainer. He can be reached at randymac@randymac.com or 817-454-3386; his Web site address is www.randymac.com.