Today, my best friend went to heaven.  It’s been a long journey for her and her loving family as Cancer invaded her body and finally overcame her.  I wrote about this amazing friend a while ago.  She and her husband were the first people we became friends with when we moved to Minnesota.  That friendship has remained for over 44 years.

When you lose someone so close, a bit of your own heart dies with them.  Your life will never be the same without them. When God gives you the peace of eternal life, there is a lasting assurance for those who die – for life goes on.  What a joyous day for my Christian friend.  We can enter God’s realm, with no fear – just confidence.  He’s already bought us back from the clutches of the devil, the world and our own flesh.

To my best friend: My thoughts of you will always bring back wonderful memories. On this sad day, I am at peace knowing that your tired, broken, body has been renewed and perfected.  I know that you’ve taken your rightful place as an heir of heaven.  I’m confident also that we will meet again.  My prayers go out to your family and friends as we all mourn our loss, but rejoice in your gain.

Earlier today, I posted about second chances.  In life we have lots of them.  In death we won’t need anymore.  We will be completely free of sin.  We will soar with eagles.  We will meet our Lord, face to face.

Goodbye, my beautiful friend.  You’ve always been more than an inspiration to me.  You’ve taught me how to stand by your man – to be faithful, loving and kind – to reach out to others who are in need of comfort – to enjoy the beauty of God’s creation – to thank God in countless ways.  We’ve laughed and cried together.  We’ve experienced loss and regained hope together.  We’ve struggled through those tough parenting years.  We’ve grown together and have been knitted into the fabric of the body of Christ – together.

I love you, my best friend forever.

“Friends are the angels that lift us up when our wings have forgotten how to fly.”

Author Unknown



As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on
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  1. Liberty On the Lighter Side - (LOLS) says:

    So sorry to hear your sad news, I’m sure you miss your friend terribly and long for the time that you will be reunited.

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    • says:

      Thanks for your kindness. I’m confident she’s in heaven and I can’t wait to join her there.

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      • Liberty On the Lighter Side - (LOLS) says:

        It’s hard to imagine what it will be like, I’m always filled with a thrill of joy at the thought – such a consolation for us who believe.

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  2. I’m so sorry for your loss. It is good you had such a friend for so long. What a blessing. I trust she is in good hands, the Best Hands, but saying goodbye is still sad sometimes.


    • says:

      I think God knew I’d be a basket case at this funeral. I love this woman as a sister. We were with her husband and family this morning and shared some lovely memories, laughs, tears and hugs. We’re not going to be able to attend the funeral because of prior family commitments, but I feel better having had the chance to be with her family for a while. Thanks for your kindness.

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  3. 2 Corinthians 1:3–4
    “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.”

    It is hard to say goodbye to loved ones. God has placed many people in our lives that show us much love, grace, and encouragement! I’m sure your friend has given you much of these things throughout your friendship here on Earth! I pray that you and those who were close to her are comforted by God and that the comfort He gives you all will be shared with others who are hurting as well! What a joy it is to have such an assurance that she is seeing the Savior face to face! Praying for the family and you today!

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  4. Vicki says:

    this is a lovely tribute to your friend.. I am sorry for your loss.

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  5. Im so sorry Kathy—I know it’s been a long hard haul for her, her family and for you—those who have loved her throughout a long history of life lived—
    my prayers are with you all—it’s hard saying goodbye—we all know that—
    here is to your cherished memories! and to God’s Grace!!

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  6. I’m sending you a big ((HUG)) and praying for the Lord to comfort your sorrow with peace and joy.

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  7. Tanya Cliff says:

    So sorry to hear that…thoughts, prayers and hugs your way.

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  8. Wally Fry says:

    I see, I am reading backwards. Read the other post first. Again, very sorry. Great for her, not so great for those who remain.

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