Tuesday, October 4, 2005

For Becky -

You know how some people leave small pieces of themselves in your heart as they pass through your life? Becky is one of those people.

When she was a young teenager, Becky was my kids' Sunday School teacher. One afternoon her mom drove her to our house so could visit seven year old Max. In her quiet, yet mature and friendly way, she chatted with him for about an hour. Even anti-social three year old Drew warmed up to her as she gently included him in her visit. In a soothing, unassuming way, this special girl entered our lives and left her mark.

She was around for about 5 years and then (sigh) that church closed. By then she was going to Bible School and falling in love.

I ran into her dad on Friday and after he brought me up to date, he suggested I check out a website he put together:


Becky, I ache for you. I have no words. Please know that I'm praying for you and your family.
As I read Kelly's story - I was filled not only with deep sorrow but also with amazement at your strength. I can just imagine how many hearts you touched and how much peace you brought to that hospital ward as you sang to your sweet little Kelly. Thank you for sharing your heart with us.
You are a brave and wonderful woman ... May God bless you mightily.
And I hope, someday soon, you are able to say, "It is well with my soul."

Shalom, dear Becky.


JSY said...

I'm gonna go kiss my babies ... and remember that nothing is more important than their beautiful, healthy, sticky little faces.

Thanks for sharing this, Jane. What a journey for your friend....

My Thots said...

Wow, this blog should have come with a tissue warning - like have them ready so you don't need to stumble around teary eyed trying to find some in the middle of reading.
Thanks Jane for sharing this. It was sad and yet beautiful. This family obviously has been used by
God in the midst of their pain and suffering. I hope they are healing well. I'm sure there are many prayers being uttered on their behalf.