This is such sad news for Mel's family, but I agree with you Mikki, she is in a much better place now. Her suffering is ended. She was such an inspiration to me -- always upbeat no matter what she was facing.
My prayers are with all who knew her, especially her family.
Thanks for letting us know. Her passing is an answer to a prayer. Like you said, her suffering is over. My beliefs tell me she is well and whole again and waiting for the rest of her loved ones to follow. She certainly has joined some pretty good company.
My prayers for her family will continue. Hugs to you Michele, you are a good friend.
Love and hugs,
I'm so sorry to hear about Mel. I didn't know her but she sounded like a very brave woman!!! I wish that she could have lived to raise her son but we know that she is in a better place now. Will be praying for and remembering her family in the days to come.
Jeremiah 29:11 - "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
Oh no, I knew this would be here one day soon. I am also relieved Melody is in a much better place, but we will all miss her until we see her again. That is one thing that keeps me at peace, is I know I will see my loved ones that have passed again. And that we will all be together someday.
I am going to paste something that Melody posted a long time ago. It was so moving to me that I saved it, and now I think she would like it posted again. We love you Melody. Now you have entered a tunnel of light. God bless you dear lady. I will see you later. L&H, Gail
Once upon a time I walked every day on a sunny path. The path was smooth and easy but I often complained about the sun shining in my eyes or the gravel poking my feet. One day, without warning, there was a huge hole in the path. I stepped right into it before I even saw it coming! Boom! I landed in a dark tunnel underneath the path. The floor of the tunnel was covered with thick sticky mud. I was so shocked and upset about landing in this dark tunnel that I wanted to just sit there for a while and get used to the idea. However, I realized that if I sat there very long, I would become mired in the mud and would never be able to move. So, slowly and painfully, I got up. I looked around and saw that there was no way to get out of the tunnel and back to my sunny path so I started to walk down the tunnel. It was so dark I could hardly see anything so I just hoped I was going in the right direction. The mud was so thick it was hard to walk but I kept going. As I walked, it seemed that the mud got a little thinner and it became easier to walk, although there were always spots were the mud was thicker and deeper. I soon learned, though, that these spots were only a part of the tunnel and if I kept walking I got through them. My eyes began to adjust to the darkness and I could see that there were beautiful flowers along the edge of the tunnel path. How did they grow in that tunnel? I don't know, but as I looked closer I realized that they were the very same flowers that grew along the sunny path I had walked every day. I had never realized just how beautiful and fragrant they were. I also began to notice that imbedded in the walls of the tunnel there were beautiful jewels. Each of these jewels glowed with an inner light of its own and as I focused on them, I began to see that they were providing light to the tunnel path so that I could better see were I was going. Sometimes a jewel would fall off the wall and become covered with the mud from the tunnel floor. I would do my best to pick the jewel up, rub it clean so that it shone again, and put it back into its place in the wall. I still walk in this tunnel and I realize now that I will probably never be back on that sunny path. But as I walk, I enjoy the flowers often and I am oh so thankful for the jewels which help to light my way.