A lot has happened since I last posted. On December 3, 2007, one of my very best life long friends passed away suddenly. It was devasting simply because she wasn't sick. She was very Spiritual; her every being was about the Lord. If you called her home and she was not there, she always had a different scripture on her phone to share. If you asked her how she was, she would always say "blessed." She was largely responsible to helping me to reach the level of Spirituality I now possess, even though my parents taught me about the Lord at a very young age, in fact, I grew up with the Lord.
I was at work when the phone rang, it was E., my dad's wife, she said to me, "did you hear about "S?" and at that point it seemed as though my heart dropped, and I said "no," and then she exclaimed "she died." I was livid, I mean livid. The first thing that came to my mind was "why S." She dearly loved the Lord; she had ongoing Bible studies each week with several people over the phone. She had numerous prayer partners as well as she was very good to the elderly people in our church. I could go on and on, but at this time, it is very hurtful to even talk or think about it. The words, "did you hear about S?" "She died," keeps going around in my mind. I know that in no way are we to question the Lord because he knows what's best, and I do ask for his forgiveness. S collasped on the driveway of her apartment complex and was taken to the hospital. When asked who they should call, she said "call Dr. Jesus," and then passed away.
The following week, just before the funeral, our church had a mourning session where we all told our feelings about "S." I learned a lot more about her than I knew before. Here's to her memory -- we all know where she is; she's in a better place with the Lord.