Wednesday, July 15, 2009


The sunflowers are blooming and I think of her.

There are so many things that continue to remind me of my dear, dear friend Betsy. We shared fun times and sad times always knowing Who was in control. No matter what.

Betsy died fifteen years ago today. I was shocked when she first told me she had cancer and the Drs. did not hold out much hope. We spent three months sharing our deepest thoughts, hopes and dreams all the while knowing her health was steadily failing. I look back on that time and see how it served to grow me and shape me. I also look back and think about how much I miss her friendship. I can't wait to see her again!

As she lay in that hospital bed those last two weeks this Psalm became one of our favorites.

Psalm 121

I lift up my eyes to the hills --where does my help come from?

My help comes from the LORD,the Maker of heaven and earth.

He will not let your foot slip --

He who watches over you will not slumber;indeed,

He who watches over Israelwill neither slumber nor sleep.

The LORD watches over you --the LORD is your shade at your right hand;

the sun will not harm you by day,nor the moon by night.

The LORD will keep you from all harm --He will watch over your life;

the LORD will watch over your coming and going both now and forever more.


Kari (GrannySkywalker) said...

This is a beautiful post. I know it must have been so hard to say goodbye to your dear friend and only the knowledge that you would see her again one day could have made it bearable.

Donna said...

What a beautiful tribute to your friend. I am so sorry for your loss. Bless you for being there for her.

Vee said...

What a sweet comfort you must have been for her. I'm glad that you still think of her and look forward to the time when you will meet again...just don't make it too soon!

Mary Beth said...

What a beautiful post.