Yesterday I learned someone special left this world for Heaven. Elizabeth was my Mom's cousin and best friend growing up, they lived on farms a couple miles apart then stayed in close contact as they both moved away. Mom's died in 2012 and promised during her last week I would continue to pay close attention to Elizabeth when I was in North Carolina. Elizabeth was Mom's last living close relative when she left us in 2012.
During this visit Dianne and I drove to Greensboro visiting Elizabeth in her new residence (senior assisted living) taking a plant on one visit and bird feeder to install outside her window on the next. It's just been 2 weeks since we were all together. Elizabeth was doing so well.... always greeting you with a Bible verse and quoting verses throughout conversations. She lived for the Lord and will always be an example, to me, of a Christian woman -- kind, gentle, caring and in tune with her love of Jesus.
To anyone reading this can tell this has affected me greatly. Not in the mood to think about my Alaskan Adventure or anything else.... just want to be alone with my thoughts. As Elizabeth often greeted:
This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it Psalms 118: 24