Friends today I come to you with a divided heart...not in loyalty, but in location, and unfortunately I can't be two places at the same time.Funerals always impact my life. I attended one for the father of a new friend of mine a while ago. In our understanding he died too soon. He was only in his early 60's. Although I never had the opportunity to meet this man, his funeral impacted my life. The tributes and memories shared by family and friends were beautiful. We viewed a slide presentation set to music, tracing the journey of his life. The one thing that really spoke to my heart was that this man had truly lived.
Gail Conklin has done the same. She has gone from living to living. I never met Diane's mom, but I cherish her, if for no other reason, than giving me the precious gift of her daughter who has become my dearest friend.
Diane's mom will live on in Diane. There will be traces of her in the way she holds her hands, curls up to sleep, smiles at a precious sight, and ministers to others.
I wish more than anything that my health had made it possible for me to be with Diane today. For reasons I struggle to understand, I find myself miles away, but my heart, my love and my prayers are all with her. Please join me once again in forming a circle of love around my friend. Let's stand with her, upholding her, so that wherever she turns she feels the arms of a friend. So thankful that the Friend of all friends is holding her close to His side and carrying her though all that lies ahead today. She rests in her Father's arms.
Love ya kiddo...holding your hand and not letting go,