Sunday, August 3, 2008


Bill and Ann are our good friends. They have not quite reached our 50 something age group yet, although they are grandparents! But there is something about friendship that defies and ignores the years.

Yesterday, Bill's mom, Trudy, breathed her last. She died after a lengthy hospitalization for cancer and congestive heart failure. Jesus was calling her home so today she is resting in his arms and likely has already been reunited with her husband, Fred, who passed away almost 15 years ago.

Trudy was a wonderful woman with a ready smile and a gentle manner. She loved company and cherished her family. Our hearts broke for Bill and Ann. They are such good people and we love them so much. They have helped us immensely in so many ways but particularly since my own cancer diagnosis. Bill and his sons have helped us with mowing our lawn. Ann has brought us everything from meals to cookies and their visits and prayers have been sincere and regular.

God brings people into our lives for a purpose. I tend to be a bit of an introvert and I like to do things for myself but over these past few months I have discovered that I need to let go of things and to allow others to step in and help out. If I refuse to do this then perhaps I am refusing God. We need more Bill and Anns in this world. We need to realize how finite life on this earth is. And we need to put life into perspective and love unconditionally, forgive fully and give God the glory. For He is in control.

We are praying for the Kabbes family for strength and peace during this time of grieving. A year ago last week, my sweet Mom died from congestive heart failure, too. I long for her hugs right now. I might be a fifty something lass but when something goes awry, there's naught like a mother's arms... (That's a picture of my Mom taken at Trevor and Janice's wedding in 2005)

1 comment:

amandanewton said...

{{{HUGS}}} to the Kabbes family...Mrs. Kabbes is having a cup of tea with with Nanny in Heaven right now!! We miss you Nanny! Love you lots!