~REMEMBERING MISS MARION~
I had a different Sunday Post planned for you today, but early this morning I received a phone call letting me know my longtime friend and neighbor, Marion, passed away.
Miss M (as I liked to call her) lived across the street from my family and I for almost 19 years and she watched from afar as our two little children grew into adulthood. We shared a hot cup of tea more times than I can say and many heartfelt talks that centered around our shared faith in God. There was always lots of laughter and also many, many tears.
A 2nd Grade School Teacher by trade, I learned early on that a few years before meeting Marion she had lost her own tiny 6 year old daughter to a sudden brain aneurysm. Knowing she had endured and survived the worst of all life experiences drew me into her life's path in way I can hardly describe. Whenever I struggled with the frailties within my own heart and life all I had to do was think of Miss Marion and the things that befell her. She was, and always will be, a shining example of God's unmerited love and grace. She pressed on through life's most difficult of days and yet emerged wit her sweet and tender spirit in tact. Bitterness and anger was never even a possibility for her and the example of love and acceptance she set forth will always be something I will aspire to achieve...
"Rest In Peace, Miss Marion.
I know your reunion with your beautiful Karlan-Girl is no doubt shaking up the golden streets of heaven!
I will be missing you!
Love you most, Rebecca"
Blessings to you today as you continue to love, honor, cherish and value those whom God has placed within in your life... I'm reminded once again today that we are only here on this earth for a very short time. Best be finding what our purpose and calling is while we still can.
Love to you all...