Woman. It is the most breathtakingly STUNNING day here today. A rough start with the rain and wind this a.m. but now….oh. My. Not a cloud in the sky. Nice wind. Hovering on the 70’s….just barely. I can’t think of a better day to celebrate you.
Somehow I managed to make it through with 3 tissues. Your humongous family, your beautiful girls and your brave and valiant husband filing in just made my heart ache. In the same breath, my heart was filled with joy at the sheer numbers present. You seriously made an impression on a lot of people, an indelible print on their hearts. Way cool. What a blessing to call you friend.
Your faith and courage in your fight with Ovarian cancer could not help but to spill over on to everyone you came in contact with. Sharing that faith just came natural and so did encouraging your students and friends to live life to the fullest. Embrace every day and when you introduced Brendan (and our family) to the story of Nick Vujicic your genuineness and love of God became that much more real.
Thank you for your friendship. It was a true blessing to know you.
A few words from today that I KNOW you’d be shaking your head “YES” to:
- You traded earth’s cross for Heaven’s crown. WOW! I just love that. You are free. You are free.
- When we let go of fear we step out and grow in faith. Like taking off without training wheels for the first time. May we ALL be propelled to grow in faith by crushing fear with the same German stubborness you had.
- Fight the GOOD fight. Life is busy and we get pulled in so many directions. May we all focus on those priorities of living this life and fighting the GOOD fight.
- Life is hard. So many people, situations and choices constantly turning us sideways; faith is what guides us through. A beacon of hope. You stayed focused on that faith in God’s plan to the very end. I can think of no better race that was run.
Rest in peace, my friend. Until we meet again!