Friday, July 23, 2010

I took this photo as I stood at the end of the bed where my sweet dear friend Linda lay...my heart was so sad for myself.. but so filled with love for this woman..memories came flooding back as I was there..times where she had loved me back to the present as I told her things that had happened in the past..she would proclaim Jesus and comfort me and I would always feel loved and my spirit would be restored once again. I had never met a woman like her before...her laugh is the thing I will miss..because with the laughter, I always knew that what would follow would be love.. and I anticipated it ...when she spoke it was from the heart.. the words that give the only peace I will ever know.... Jesus..always Jesus..She loved the word of God with a passion and gave daily doses to anyone she was around and we loved her for it..She was a spiritual mother to me and really to anyone who was in her presence..she treated us all like one of her own and reflected Christ..The Lord must be so happy having her with Him in heaven. She loved to visit..always willing to sit and do so..she celebrated anything and everything...that was her way...she really loved people. Where there were holes in my heart the Lord used Linda to fill them and now there is a dull ache until I see her again... My biggest comfort is that she is in Abba's arms safe and in no pain..she is dancing with joy and laughing..she is home at last...Linda, I love you, miss you and thank God for the you..


5 comments:

P.S. said...

Beautiful tribute for a beautiful friend. Linda will be so very missed.

karin said...

So sorry for your loss, it is one of the hardest things when one so dear goes on before us. May God bless your brokeness.

Windy Ridge said...

Yes, beautiful tribute and beautiful photo. That is how a deathbed should be! Surrounded by loved ones. I remember being there when my aunt Nancy was dying and thinking "this is how I want to leave this earth!". It was a sunny day, the BBQ was going, tons of kids playing and laughing and her deathbed surrounded by people that loved her, singing hymns. A blessed time.

Out in the Fields said...

I love that pic of Linda when she was healthy and full of life! She was truly a special person, with a love for life that I always envied. Why does God always take those ones home so early?!

FlowerLady said...

A beautiful tribute to a lovely woman inside and out. I am sorry for your loss.

FlowerLady