Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Remembering Barbara

I got the news via email from Barbara's husband Mike this morning. The subject line: It is finished. "Friends, This morning, just before 8:00, Barbara returned home to join her Savior in heaven. She was surrounded by family as she took her final earthly breath. I thank you for all your prayers and support during these past two years. But join with me now as we rejoice the end of her suffering. The cancer no longer has any control of her life, and she is dancing with angels. Your continued prayers for the family are welcomed. -Mike" It's a good thing I worked from home today, because I've been crying on and off all afternoon, remembering Barbara. This is something I won't understand this side of heaven. I pray that God will give Barbara's family a peace that surpasses all understanding, that He will lift them up in their time of need. All I can do is look back on our friendship and rejoice that the Lord put her in our lives. Her genuine smile and fun sense of humor will always be remembered. Baby shower for Noriko: Free floppy hats at the Padres game: The four of us dressed up as the Scooby Doo characters for Halloween one year: Masquerade birthday party for Denice: Dean's 40th birthday party, with an 80's theme: Meera's baby shower: Barbara's birthday party in Jan-08:
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