Tuesday, December 7, 2010

:: Aunt June ::

Dear Aunt June,

A dear, lovely, wonderful lady.  Dedicated, selfless and kind.  A great laugh, a kind word.  A beautiful smile.  A fun sense of humor.  You fought and you fought HARD.  I remember when we first heard about your cancer, how scared you were and how you cried at the birthday lunch.  We were all so scared and worried.  But we knew God was holding you and that you were a strong, strong lady.  You faced things with so much courage.  You still laughed and smiled.  You were still beautiful - even after having gone through treatment after treatment.

I hated to hear that you were suffering toward the end.  I prayed desperately for Jesus to take you quietly and quickly to spare you any more pain.  And now...it's over.  You're not in pain anymore.  It's so strange to think that you're gone.  We're going to miss you so much.  I cannot imagine living without Jesus - without hope, without the knowledge that we will see you again someday.    Until then, rest...rest.

 6Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, 
whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord:
 7(For we walk by faith, not by sight:)
 8We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, 
and to be present with the Lord.

2 Corinthians 5:6-8

Aunt June and Liam