Friday, November 21, 2008

Glory Be!

Five years ago at this time of year, she was anticipating the birth of a long-awaited child.

Two years ago next month, there was a trip to the ER and a shocking diagnosis.

Last year at this time, complete remission.

Last week, I was privileged to be part of a group that prayed over her... for strength, for courage, for healing.

This week, she made the call: hospice.

I keep thinking, "Glory be!"

You can see those words on her stole in this picture.
Words she lives by.

But I'm not feeling them.

11 comments:

RevAnne said...

I'm so sorry to hear this. I had the opportunity to meet her several years ago and really enjoyed her. I will keep her in my prayers.

Mary Beth said...

Praying for her, her family, and all who love her - including you.

zorra said...

(o)

John said...

The dying often seem to have more peace of mind than those they leave behind.

May God take home with a triumphant shout. Well done, good and faithful servant.

The Vicar of Hogsmeade said...

She is the first UM clergywoman I heard preach and she left a God shaped impression on my soul. Thanks for the post -- even if heavy hearted.

God_Guurrlll said...

(o)

Songbird said...

Oh, honey.

Michelle said...

So sorry to hear about your friend. She sounds like she's been a big part of your lives. She looks so happy in the picture you posted.

avanta7 said...

(((hugs and prayers)))

the reverend mommy said...

(o)

ken carter said...

kathleen and i sat together in a general conference legislative committee five years ago. she is a very compassionate person. i will pray for her and her friends also