Sunday, June 22, 2008

Life stopped for a moment.

Saturday June 21, at 6 in the morning, our friend Lois went home to be with Jesus. I was with her till 4am and then I left because I knew time was near. She took time Friday afternoon to say goodbye to all her children and to her husband Robin. She had no regrets. She was funny and feisty till the end and for me personally it's a loss of a beautiful friend. I loved her.
Her funeral is on Tuesday. I have the privilege to make some scrapbook pages of her to display in church. I count it as a great honor.
then
to EACH and EVERY friend out there who said a prayer or a happy thought for her, THANK YOU. For each and every one of you who took time to make her a card, THANK YOU. Her only daughter, Rachel, love and cherishes each and every card. I know it will be a keepsake for her for the rest of her life.
If you want to remember Lois, here is a little video reminder.
If you want to see all her cards, this link will take you to the card gallery.
If you want to send her family a card, please do so.

In the end she was filled with God's peace. She knew where she was going to. She new what and who waited for her. She told us that she saw Jesus and the streets of gold. Maybe it's a reminder that we all can be sure where we will end up... we just have to make that decision here and now. John 14: 5 Thomas said to Him, Lord, we do not know where You are going, so how can we know the way? 6 Jesus said to him, I am the Way and the Truth and the Life; no one comes to the Father except by (through) Me.

Phil 3:14 I press on toward the goal to win the [supreme and heavenly] prize to which God in Christ Jesus is calling us upward.

See you in a day or two.
I didn't forget about Friday's rak.
Love and a kiss
Wilna
x

40 comments :

tessa said...

This is sad, feel like I knew Lois through your blog! And it felt good sending her the card and I'm glad she liked them so much!

Peggy-Sue said...

oh no.. I'm sitting here with tears in my eyes.. I feel I know here because I send her the card.
My condolence to her family:(

caro said...

o this is big news.
It was a pleasure to meet the brave person who was Lois. From my heart, I can say I am soulfully happy, that she will be in her Father's care.
Again, a priviledge, to hold the christian hope, of eternal life.
Blessings to all of you during this time.
xxXX

Debbie said...

Wilna our love and prayers are with you, Robin and the kids. I feel as I knew Lois, you made us feel that way by sharing your love for her with us. Thank you and Bless you for letting us know her. All my love to you, Robin and the kids. You are still in my prayers. God Bless and hold you during this difficult time. Love, Debxxxx

HoweverAlthough said...

So sad for you Wilna...I know you loved her...and you will see her again one day. My thoughts and prayers are with you and with Lois' family.

Rhonda Walker said...

Wilna,
I am so sorry to hear of your wonderful friends passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and her family at this tough time. God Bless you all.

~*{ Michelle }*~ said...

I actually don't know if I want to cry or be happy right now! I'm happy for her sake - to be relieved of the suffering and pain she had to endure during her last months and sad for her family and friends who will miss her beautiful presense in their lives. I saw the video clip when she thanked us all for the cards and I could see what a beautiful person she was - inside and out!

Rest in peace Lois! :)

karlynn said...

thoughts are with all of you...My daughter Rachael -10, made her a card and is saddened too, but says she is very happy that she sent a card....hugs Wilna

Anonymous said...

Our love and prayers are with Lois's family across the big sea all the way to them. We are happy for Lois that the pain and suffering is finally over and that she can be with our Lord! But we are saddened for her husband and children at this time of loss. Please ensure them of our continued prayers that will carry them in this difficult time.
All the girls and teachers from St.Dominic's school for Girls in Boksburg, South Africa.

Mireille said...

wishing you and your loved ones strength

Kimmie said...

Im so sorry for you loss. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you and Lois's family!!!!

3QTGUYS said...

Oh Wilna. I am so sad for you. I know that you will need God's strength and peace during this time.

May God bless you for your wonderful friendship to her.

MandieGirl said...

I'm sad for you, my friend, Wilna, and for her family, but am happy for her. I will be praying for you all.....

MichelleJ said...

OH I'm so sorry for the loss of your friend. I'm glad she was ready, and had time for her goodbyes as I can't ever imagine being that prepared. I was glad to see that you were still visiting her, and what that time must mean to her family. Much love for you and her family... Michelle

Andrea said...

Love you so much Wilna.
We've all been blessed by Lois...she is and will continue to be an inspiration!

Kirsten said...

I'm so sad to hear this. Lois was lucky to have a friend in you. Blessings on her family and loved ones.

Malin said...

Its always hard to loose a loved one.
My thoughts goes to you.

Paola said...

This is very sad news to hear..I'm glad I got to know her through you this short time and I was honoured to make her a card. I know how much you loved her and I know you will miss her greatly. Hugs to you Wilna..My thoughts are with her and her family..peace to all.

Anonymous said...

Wilna,

I am so sorry for loss! What a difficult time for you, and your family and definately her family.

What a wonderful friend you have been to her! All the joy in the cards that were sent to her from your blog. The time you gave to her must have been wonderful for you both. I know she was a great friend back to you. What a brave, young lady! I know you will cherish the friendship you had with her.

Tomorrow will be an incredibly difficult day. I will be thinking of you and her family.

Take care,
Wendy H.

inara said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. We will see her in heaven though. Praise God for that!

Anonymous said...

My deepest sympathy to you and to the family of Lois. Through you I had to opportunity to know her and admire her wonderful spirit. I thank you for that. Priya

Anonymous said...

In a difficult time like this, one battles to find the right words, but someone once said: I don't have the right words, but I'm giving you the gift of my silence!

May God bless you, and Lois' family with strength in such a sad and difficult time.

love - ingrid

Roslyn said...

I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you and Lois's family.

purplegirl said...

I am sorry to hear about your friend Lois. I pray that her family & loved ones will feel the supernatural peace and comfort of the Lord.

Anonymous said...

I am sorry to hear about your loss... my thoughts and prayers are with you. ShellyJ

Sophia said...

Sorry for the loss of your dear friend, she is in a happy place now and looking down on all the sweet things you did for her. You are blessed to have known her, and thanks for letting us know her too, even if it was for a short while...

All our thoughts go out to her family and yours.

Monique said...

Wilna, I am so sorry to hear of this...I know that you brought great strength to her and her family. Her family will be in our prayers.

Love you.
Monique

*kim* said...

Wilna, I'm so sorry for the loss of Lois. I know as a Christian is so comforting to know that she is in a better place.
Love & (((((HUGS)))) for you during this time.

I'm so honored to have been able to make Lois a card.

DeniseLynn said...

May the God of peace and understanding be with Lois' family right now and with you, her dear friend. I am so grateful that you introduced Lois to us. Such a beautiful smile Lois brought to us through your blog Wilna. I am sorry for the loss here on earth but rejoice in knowing that this day she is dancing with her Lord. I will pray for her family during this most difficult time.

PetiteCheri said...

Wilna, I am so sorry for the loss of your dear friend Lois. I know you loved her and that she meant a lot to you. I will pray for you and her family and the peace only the Father can give. Blessing to you sweet Wilna.
Love,
Tricia

Faith said...

I can relate so much to your loss, as I had a dear friend die from this awful disease. It is so comforting that as a child of God that we know we will be in a beautiful place with no more suffering and pain. He is such an awesome God.
May he comfort you, your family and Lois during these coming days.
God bless

Karey said...

Sorry to hear you lost your friend! God was so good to give you each other. It is such a blessing to minister to each other as friends. May God's peace abide where her loss remains. Praise HIS name that He is faithful and is preparing a home for each of us who know Him. Keep sharing His love with your readers!
Blessings be yours as you serve our God.
Karey

Lacintha said...

Aww...hugs baby...how sad for her family and friends.

Lori said...

Oh Wilna, I'm so sorry!! You were such a wonderful friend to Lois and I know how much she meant to you!! I will continue to say prayers for Lois' family and you too!! Sending lots of love and hugs!!

xoxoxo

Stephanie Baxter said...

I'm so sorry to hear this sad news, Wilna. I will keep the family in my prayers, and you as well, of course. I hope you may draw comfort from the fact that she will be dancing with Jesus from now on. God bless.

leateach said...

I am so sad to hear about Lois. My thoughts and prayer are with your family and Lois's family. May God be with you all.

kerry lynn said...

oh wilna ... i am sending you all of my love.
her legacy will always be with everyone that you have shared her with.
sending her family, and you, all of my love and prayers.
xoxo

Anonymous said...

Words don't fill the space that Lois has left on earth, but her memories will live on especially through her precious family.

Somewhere up above she is watching over her loved ones and friends and now she is free from the pain she had here.

Know that Lois is watching over you and smiling that beautiful smile we saw in the vieo clip as she watches her loved ones.

Her family and yours are in our thoughts an prayers.

B
SA

Anonymous said...

Lois was my dear friend, I am so happy that she had you Wilna to cheer her and encourage her. I loved her so much .Robin gave me this site to look at at the funeral. God Bless you for all you did for her and to everyone who sent her cards, she was extraordinary! So funny, thought about each word she said and never would she say something not nice about anyone. She mentored me and my walk and I will miss her! I will see her in Heaven.
Thank you again Wilna.
Suzanne K

Roxanne said...

I'm a little behind on my blog reading...so just read this post today. My sympathies to you. I'll keep you in my prayers as well, tough to lose a close friend. It is a beautiful picture that she is now in heaven with the God she served and loved.
hugs,
Roxanne