Friday, July 3, 2015
MY DEAR FRIEND ELIZABETH
With sadness and tears I share with you that my dear friend Elizabeth passed from death to life in heaven Tuesday evening.
Many of you have share my friendship with her through my blog since I met her seven years ago. Over the years from being my neighbor to living in a nursing home I've shared many many hours at her side. Listening to her stories than span her 98 years, and her quick wit, and sharp mind, right up to the end.
The last time I saw her was just before out trip up north for the wedding. I had bought a dress to wear to the wedding at Ross and
took it to show her. She was 98 but still enjoyed seeing pretty clothes and "girly" conversations with me.
She has two wonderful sons, Charles and Henry and they visited her almost every day. But there is something about girls sharing girl things....and she enjoyed that. She also loved music, and we would sing out of the hymn book. She loved "When the Roll is Called Up Yonder"... and I assured her that since she had believed in Jesus as her Savior through the Wordless Book, a few years before, we would be together for ever in heaven.
I had no idea that Saturday would be the last time I would see my dear friend. She told me I was like a daughter she never had, and I told her she filled a corner of my heart from missing my own mother. That last visit, I stayed extra long because it was a Saturday and I didn't have to worry about traffic. I gave her a kiss, and she kissed me. We said we loved each other, and then she said "Good Bye Baby Girl".....and that was the last time I saw her.
This is my favorite picture of us. She is holding a doll she made years and years ago.
I'm going to miss this dear lady....But will be forever grateful that God put her into my life and look forward to spending eternity with her.