Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Oh How I LOVE these Boys!

Seasons of Life

I can't believe how long it's been since I posted here, but I'm going to play a little catch up. It's been a crazy month.

First I would like to pay tribute to three people who have made the journey into eternity recently. Knowing that all three are in Heaven in the loving arms of Jesus Christ really does help the loss!

First my friend Kathi Kensinger lost her father-in-law. No matter our age, we still mourn the loss of a loved one. Kathi is a fantastic friend, and her support of her husband and mother-in-law will never be forgotten.

My friend (and upline in CTMH) lost her mother on Labor Day after a long battle with Alzeheimer's diease. This really hit home with me because (a) I love Kathy and have shared her journey (b) my father is in Stage 3 Alzeherimer's. I know what it's like. When dealing with this horrible diease, you really struggle with your emotions - not wanting your loved one to suffer yet not wanting to let go. Kathy, you have been an inspiration to me through all of this.

Lastly, a dear and special friend, Betty Lou Ferreira, lost her four month battle with cancer. Her last days were finally pain free, but it was a tough struggle. Betty Lou is one of those people who will be sorely missed because of her happy and bright personality. She had the gift of encouragement and I'll miss her from my life.

Seasons of Life. We see them more as we get older. It's a reminder to make sure you tell your family and friends how much you love them and what they mean to you. We don't always get that opportunity. I was so glad I could spend a little time with Betty Lou and share what a positive impact she has had on my life. It made our good bye bitter sweet. At least I'll see her someday in Heaven! PTL.

Hug someone today!