So part of this whole Journey Onward thing is that somehow I started sending an email that now goes to about 100 people, write a blog that is read by…I have no idea how few or many…and have increased my exposure to ….. gulp….Facebook level…
All on the premise that somehow God uses my quirky life and viewpoint to encourage some people.
Or make you laugh.
Or at the very least think better of your own self and life knowing you aren’t me….
But it also means being genuine and real in sharing this journey.
On March 17th I wrote a post about We are Family.
I said that as a community of believers we share the joys and sorrows of life.
So this week, I sent my Thursday email out a few days early because we have a sorrow, and ultimately a joy, to share that is so much a part of us right now that to not include you seems almost like deception.
Russ’s dear mom, D. Margaret Reimer, went Home on Sunday evening to be with our Lord.
Healed and whole.
Free of pain.
Those blue eyes and that sweet smile are looking on the face of the One she longed to see.
And He most assuredly is smiling back as He declares….
“Well done! Good and faithful servant!”
She was the physical embodiment of the Love Chapter….1 Corinthians 13
Mom was….patient and kind…she did not boast or envy….she loved unconditionally and kept no record of wrong….she did not delight in evil but rejoiced in the truth.
She always protected….
She welcomed this blonde mess of a college student into her heart as a daughter the moment she realized her youngest son had fallen in love; and she modeled to me what it is to be a godly wife and mother and grandmother.
We rejoice to know where she is and we grieve her absence among us.
Thank you for your kindness and love expressed to our family.