Friday, November 12, 2010

A Tribute

I am stepping away from my usual Friday fun and games this week.  On Monday a very sweet and much loved lady in our church died.  She was the first person to introduce herself to me when we came here.  My mom and many others say the same thing.  She was known for her sweet heart and her fabulous rolls. She served others whenever she was asked and even when she wasn't.   She touched a heart that is close to mine.  My daughter's heart.

In my church, when the girls are age 8-12 they are involved in a program called Activity Days.  They meet twice a month and have a lesson and activity.  When we moved here, this lady was Kristin's Activity Days teacher.  She loved this sweet sister, and would give her hugs every time she saw her.  It broke her heart when I told her the news.  As heart broken as she was it gave me a very unique opportunity to remind her of God's beautiful plan for us.  To testify to her that death is not an end.  And now this sweet lady has joined her husband who was called home six months ago.  Yes we will miss her.  And yes we will weep at her passing.  But oh the sweet tears of joy that were shed on Monday when she was reunited with her husband and family that went before her. 

As part of Kristin's own healing process she made a lovely sign in her honor.
In Loving Memory of Iris.

8 comments:

mle said...

Oh! I'm so sorry! My heart goes out to you and your daughter. It sounds like Iris was a blessing to the many lives she touched! Kristin's sign is beautiful!!
Be well

Emmy said...

Hope today is a good experience for Kristen and helps in the healing process.

Nicole said...

Awe, that's so sweet! Yes, it sucks when people leave our lives like that, but you have a point... they are going on to be with loved ones.

Rachel Sue said...

I am so sorry to hear that. It is one thing when we lose someone, and something else entirely when we watch our children go through it.

mormonhermitmom said...

(Hugs)

Linda Medrano said...

I'm so sorry this sweet and lovely person isn't with you any longer.

Snuggle Wasteland said...

Awww. So sorry for your loss. It sounds like she was a lovely presence in your daughter's life.

Laura Lynn said...

She sounds lovely. I am sorry for her passing. Despite what we know about the eternal plan, it is still sad when we have to part here on earth. But I am sure her reunion was great!