See Ya Later

For those of us who have the hope of Heaven death is not an end.

It feels sad though because our loved one is no longer physically with us.  We miss that person and, at least for me, I want to ask just one more question or say one more thing.

Life is just too short.

If you have been reading my blog for any length of time you have heard of Deb.  If not you can read this or this post or the first one I wrote about her can be found here.

She passed away this afternoon.

In the past I have asked you to pray for her and her family.  They are courageous and strong. But now, one is missing. I am sure they ache. So please pray for those left behind.

They have one another. And a strong faith in the loving arms of a faithful God.

But it still hurts. Her beautiful daughter shared on Facebook that her mom said to her, “It’s not goodbye, just See Ya Later!”

Deb was funny.  She was kind of quiet but when she got laughing, well, not so quiet.

Upon meeting her you knew she loved and cared about people-most of all her family.  Oh, how she loved her family.

Her home is filled with lovely things, family photos, mementos of family trips, books.

She nurtured her garden as well. It was well cultivated like so many areas of her life.

Many of her friends were people she knew her whole life.  That says something about a person, doesn’t it?

And so I will cherish the memories.  The camping trips, stitchin’ retreats and all the other good times.  Yep, I’ll be sad and will miss her but am so grateful for her friendship.

Only one thing to say, my friend.

I’ll See Ya Later!

14 comments

  1. Cathy Murphy says:

    What a beautiful tribute to your cherished friend. My thoughts and prayers are with her family, and with you sweetheart. How wonderful Cindi, that you had the opportunity to have this special person in your life. Thinking of you always.

    • Cindi says:

      Thanks Cath. Keep praying for her family please. It IS wonderful that she was part of my life. I appreciate you my longest (I did not say oldest) friend. 🙂

    • Cindi says:

      I know that it is so hard to lose someone you love Kate but there is the point we just don’t want them to suffer anymore. Jan was so blessed, as was Deb, to be surrounded by family and friends that loved her. No more pain for her-and THAT is great news.

  2. Janna says:

    Hi Cindi,
    Thank you for your post (and all the other posts about my mom)! Yesterday was pretty rough but it really touched my heart to read the nice things you said about her. It blesses me to know that she had a lot of friends who love her and prayed for her continually. I am thankful that those prayers continue now for my family. One of the things that was very important to my mom was that my husband and I have a good life and are happy. So I am trying to be happy, even with these feelings of sadness and loss. It’s what she would want. I find a lot of comfort in knowing that it’s just a “See ya later” and though it may seem like a long time to me, to her it will be just a blink of an eye. Thank you Jesus!

    • Cindi says:

      Janna, You and Bryan and your Dad did a beautiful job of honoring and loving your mom, even in death. It was a service, though tinged with sadness, that was filled with hope and peace and joy. The pictures and music were beautiful as well! Your mom loved you so!

  3. Juli Brunk says:

    This was written so well, Cindi. So glad that we have the assurance of just a “see you later!” Our God is so awesome! What a beautiful post to our dear friend.

    • Cindi says:

      Thank you Juli. Deb touched so many lives and looked forward to the day when she would see the Lord face to face.

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