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!
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Last night after I got home I was reflecting on our conversation in the car. Specifically about how it both seems like I've been at MSCC forever and also like no time at all. I wondered if that is anything like how eternity will be. Will it seem like we've been there forever from the moment we arrive? And after 10,000 years will it feel like we've only been there a moment? Will we spend 5 years just gazing into the eyes of Jesus when we go Home? I know that a lot of that probably doesn't even make sense in context but now Anne knows! And that is a really beautiful thought for me =)
Beautifully said Becky......I'm sure Anne is in awe......just as our Amanda was upon first entering Heaven and all its splendor....I am sure of one thing.....they are both together once again enjoying each other's company and laughing, singing paradise, and dancing.....God Bless Anne & Amanda...
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