My sister in Christ, Amy, gently left this part of creation tonight to touch the face of God - a face that she reflected so brightly throughout the time that I have known her.
She and her family had persevered together for the past two years battling a cancer that slowly took over...and took away....her body.
But Christ remained in her as she abided in Him.....and could not be defeated.
A friend invited me to go along with her to see Amy today - a few hours before she died.
My memories will be of her smile....her hug....her whispers....her family gathered....the peaceful spirit that filled a sterile environment.
It reminded me of my Mom's struggle with lung cancer some years ago - and her last words to me being "I feel so loved". Amy felt that....and expressed that....and shared that as well in her own way.
I hate death.
But I love Christ.....and His victory over death....and know that He loves me.....and Amy......and those that now continue on.