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Monday, November 17, 2008

Suffer no more!

I just recieved news today that a really close friend of mine is no longer having to fight her battle against Cystic Fibrosis. I have worried about her for so many years......but now the Lord has her in his care. She was a big part of my life esspecially my childhood at CF camp! She was amazing in so many ways....she beat all the odds-she was a fighter!!. She recognized the blessings that her life gave her. She was a spitfire and an inspiration. She will be missed....she was one of my CF sisters & will always be in my heart-one day we will meet again! I am not sure how I will handle this loss..... One thing that reasures me is that she is no longer suffering and will do great things in Heaven!


sujensen said...

It never ceases to amaze me to come on here and see your uplifting words, even in a time of such loss for you. Once again, I sit at my desk with tears in my eyes. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. You are so correct,in that she has great things to do in heaven. I know this, as I beleive this to be the same with my girls. They are so busy and so happy, it is just us that are left to deal with such huge losses that makes it hard. Hang in there girl and my thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.

Nancy said...

Dear Jamie,

My heart goes out to you with this loss, I know too well what it is to lose a dear friend to this disease, but we have to be happy knowing they are no longer suffering. Please know you are in my heart and my thoughts, I know this will not be an easy loss to accept. You keep living well for those who no longer can, we are all so proud of and happy for you. That one year anniversary is right around the bend, I hope you celebrate!

All my love and friendship! Nancy

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