Friday, March 4, 2011
I personally experienced her kindness as a young girl. We were in the area visiting my uncle and spent time in their home. She would have been a young lady in her late-20's with two young children. But what I remember about being in their home is how I felt. It was a safe place. The table was spread with lovely dishes, beautiful napkins, and burning candles. The visits were warm and Spiritual. Yes, it was a wonderful place to be.
We were not the only beneficiaries of the warm welcome. Through the years many from many lands have been encouraged and enriched by their hospitality. Many others knew it was a wonderful place to be.
When my sister-in-law was struggling with her dreadful cancer, this lady facing her own struggle would ask about her. Caring for others in spite of her own illness.
Now she leaves behind a heritage of joy. She left four wonderful children who have made good choices. She left behind her devoted husband. And those each week she had fellowship with. But she went on. To something better.
We are thankful for good examples. She was a pillar. She was a light. I'm thankful to have known her.