Wednesday, July 17, 2013


 A knock on the door this morning let us know that our dear sweet friend and neighbor is finally home with the one who created her.  The one who knit her together in her mother's womb and loves her with an everlasting love.  There is a great celebration in heaven today.  Sweet embraces and no more pain.  We are left with beautiful memories.  It is not fun to say good bye.  The boys and I have cried a lot today.  We also have talked about how amazing it is that someone we love so dearly is now getting to see God face to face.  To talk to Jesus and be known completely without fear, shame, or sadness.  A reminder that this life is not a game and the Gospel is not a fairy tale to be told but a truth to be lived out.  She lived a life poured out for others and surrendered to Him.  She was still speaking of His goodness up to the end.  Thank you for all your prayers for her in these last months.  Please pray for her daughter and son and their families.  Shirley was a big woman in a little body and she will be missed tremendously.