Sunday, March 27, 2011

~~~~~THOUGHTS ON A SUNDAY MORNING~~~~~ Rest Well Miss Marion

 ~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...

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"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"

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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...

29 comments:

Lisa said...

Prayers for your friend and her family.
How sad this part of life is.
Hugs, Lisa

Cindy said...

A beautiful reminder of what is important in life and what we could have to endure.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the beautiful story. My life has been blessed this week with the surviving of a dear friend of a monstrous car accident that has left her badly broken and in excruciating pain, but she is alive and going to stay with us here for a very long time. Your angel went home and my angel stayed here, and we are both blessed!!!

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

What a beautiful soul Miss Marion sounds like... and how peaceful and happy she must be now with her little one in Heaven... love to you my friend... xoxo Julie Marie

Sue @ Not the Good Scissors! said...

What a beautiful tribute to a beautiful person. There are lessons everywhere and she was a shining example of Faith and God. She blessed and taught many. Just your tribute to her has taught me a few things.
Hugs, Sue

Mariette said...

Dearest Rebecca,

It is very tough for letting go of those that are dear to us... But what a wonderful memory has filled your life and sustained you many times over through her examplary life!

Have a great Sunday evening and a happy new week!

Love,

Mariette

Rita said...

Isn't it wonderful the many friends that we are blessed with in our lives? It is so hard to let go, yet knowing where they are going makes it so much easier to let them go. May God comfort not only her family, but you as well. This was a lovely tribute to your friend.

Deanna said...

Becky Sue,
God bless and comfort you.

May Spring this year be a awesome season in our lives.

thankful God is on the throne,
d

Linda said...

I know you will miss your sweet friend Marion. It will help to imagine her in the beauty and peace of heaven with her sweet Jesus! And yes...to be reunited with her little girl.

I am so glad she was such a woman of God! And that she was a blessing to you during your life sweet Rebecca.

Love you,
Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Beautiful post, Rebecca! I am sure that Miss M is with her precious daughter and all of her loved ones!

Hugs,
Debbie

Lavender Cottage said...

Hello Rebecca
I enjoyed what you shared about your friendship with Marion and as you said, she's with her beloved little one now. It's sad when a friend passes on but so nice to remember the good times with them.
Judith

Mari said...

HELLO REBECCA~YOUR MISS M SOUNDS LIKE SHE WAS A VERY SPECIAL LADY INDEED!! SENDING PRAYERS FOR YOUR LOST AND HER DEAR FAMILY!!
MAY SHE REST IN CHRIST.....

XO~MARI

Ginger said...

I am so sorry to hear of your loss of your sweet neighbor and friend. Her story makes me think how lucky I am!! She must have had a heart of gold.

I lost my sweet neighbor lady also a few years ago. We were very close and watched each others kids grow up. It is a big void in a persons life when someone isn't there anymore. God Bless You Rebecca.
Ginger

Theresa said...

Oh Dear Rebecca, I am so sorry about the loss of your precious Friend, Marion! I know that you will miss her terribly but you will see her again someday in Heaven!

BIG HUGS and prayers coming your way!

The Green Pea said...

Rebecca, it makes me smile to think that Miss Marion is with her daughter. God Bless her for waiting for her time to pass on earth. Thank you for the beautiful story today. I must meet her some day. Hugs, sandi

NanaDiana said...

What a great tribute to a wonderful woman in your life. I think everyone should have a Miss Marion in their life! What a blessing...and now she is reunited with her own little girl..together at last in God's arms. xxoo Diana

Shelia said...

Oh, Rebecca, what a sweet tribute to your dear friend. I would like to make an impact on someone's life like she did yours. Prayers for you, Dear One, and Miss Marion's family. God promises, we'll meet again! :)
Blessings,
Shelia ;)

Dolores said...

So much sadness and so many blessings in friendship and love...
Thanks for this sweet tribute to your friend.
Hugs,

Primitive Echoes said...

Friends really do leave footprints on our heart.

Lounging with a Latte said...

A lovely tribute to your special friend.

Anonymous said...

Marion was Anna's 2nd grade teacher. She was the only teacher that ever took her own lunch hour and time after school to help Anna with the challenges she faced with ADD.

Stella said...

You are so blesssed to have had such a wondesrful friend in your life. Prayers for you and your loss and for her family.

Tim said...

Nice blog.

Rebecca said...

To Judy: I forgot that Anna was in Miss Marion's class. Thank you for reminding me and sharing her passing on with your girl... Miss you. Let's chat soon! xo

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Dear Rebecca,
The love in your heart for your dear friend Miss Marion is so sweet. What a true treasure of a friend she was. Her memory will bring much joy to your heart when you think of her..tears too of course, but most of all her sweet spirit will shine on through her memory.
I'm sure she is missing you too..
Big hugs for you, Elizabeth

Mary said...

Rebecca, My prayers go out for your special friend and her family and for you as well. Miss Marion sounded like a wonderful and special lady to be blessed with in your life. You have been a special friend to her as well by sharing such a wonderful tribute with us all. Big Hugssss Mary

Anonymous said...

Rebecca....it is always sad to lose a special friend and I know your Miss
Marion was a wonderful friend to you. I am sure she thought the world of you, too!! Just know that you were a part of making her days happy ones, and that she is at peace now...
I notice as I get older, I have begun to lose some precious friends of mine...some I felt were too young to leave us...but I guess that is all
part of life's PLAN. Doesn't make missing them any easier though, does it??
I hope you have a happy week, and that SPRING has truly arrived in your lovely state....take care and enjoy the warmer sun!' Hugs to you, Francy

cottagepinkperfection said...

Rebecca, so sorry for the passing of your friend. May she rest in peace in the loving arms of her Savior! Prayers going out for friend and family during this difficult time.

Hugs to you!
Marie

karen said...

I am so sorry for the lose of your friend and nieghbor. It is rare these days to even know your nieghbors names. How wonderful to have a friend so near by. Prayers coming your way.

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