Monday, December 2, 2013
Anne is Joyfully Home
Today she will dance with Jesus. Maybe she already has. She will hold his hand. She'll look into his eyes and find there the purest love she's ever known. Today she will sing glorious praise. Today she will feel no pain and know no sorrow. Rather she will glow with radiant joy. I think maybe I can hear her laughing. (She has such a great laugh.) I bet she found Peter and David right away and gave them a big hug. She always had such a soft spot in her heart for people who just needed to be heard. I wonder if she's tending the most epic garden ever. Surely she is growing us plenty of tomatoes and basil for when we join her. I hope her first meal there was ice cream. I'm pretty sure it's her favorite.
I wish I could see her face.
I wish I could hold her hand.
I wish I could hug her again. I know I will one day, but I wish I didn't have to wait.
I don't know why her beautiful life ended the way it did, but this I do know: CANCER DID NOT WIN. It simply rushed her into the arms of her Savior sooner than we would have liked. Her cancer is OVER, but her glorious, eternal life in paradise has just begun. And it will never end.
We are sad, but she is not. And she never will be again. Thank you, Jesus.
I love you so much, Anne. So very much. I always will. I'll see you soon, and I can't wait!