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Do you ever feel STUCK? In 2000, I began looking for answers to some tough questions in my life. I'd searched high & low and finally conceded to search the promises found in the Bible. Those promises have sustained & guided me through the loss of a parent, the struggle with anxiety & depression, the loss of a valued relationship and so much more! I've found joy amid the pain. And, I want to share it with you!

08 December 2014

First Monday In Heaven

My "JoyDare" from
a few weeks back.
This morning I awoke with the thought... "Yep! This is her first Monday in Heaven!" Why my mind works like that is a mystery to me. But, it was how I greeted the day in my mind. And, the thought made me smile AND yet feel a little lost at the same time.

Today will be the first weekday in quite awhile that I won't be getting ready to drive over to my friends house to keep her company as she prepares to meet the Lord. She went to be in His arms early Saturday evening. Her diagnosis 5 months ago took us all by surprise. But, she didn't seem to skip a beat as she put everything in place for her passing. If this was her time to leave this earth in God's plan, she was okay with that. She didn't want to die. She'd leave a grieving husband & many grieving friends. But, she had a peace about whatever God's plan was. And, she wanted to
share that peace with everyone.

At the conclusion of church yesterday our Worship Arts pastor announced her heavenly home-going & suggested that some might want to light a candle in honor of her life and the Light that she shared with this world. I made my way forward & joined a long line waiting my chance to thank God for her life. When it was finally my turn and with another dozen or so behind me, I found that all the candles were already lit :)

Yesterday was a day of mourning that the lady "who always had a smile & hug for everyone in the commons area outside our main auditorium each time the church doors opened" wasn't with us any more. But, more than that, yesterday was a day of celebration... of a life well lived, that her suffering was over & that her life reflected the Light of Christ to the very end.

I learned a lot about living & dying from my sweet friend.

I wonder what she's doing today... on her first Monday in heaven :)


  1. What a wonderful question Cyndee! Blessing upon her grieving husband

    1. Thanks for stopping by Christa :) I'm sure prayers are appreciated by her hubby.

  2. I love that you can celebrate her eternal life, instead of just focusing on her earthly passing. I have been following her story, and what a wonderful friend you were to her. :)

    1. She had her service totally planned out a month or more before she passed. Her number one goal to focus on was the saving grace of Christ. The service was to be a time of rejoicing for her obtaining the goal that she desired & that it was available to everyone!