Friday, November 25, 2011
Goodbye Jean, for now
Today I went to a memorial service for a dear lady named Jean. Jean was one of those wonderful saints of the Lord, the loved being a wife and homemaker and serving her husband, and mentoring the younger women, believing earnestly the Word of God and in the role He had given her. She was passionate about pleasing the Saviour and in seeing younger women strive to that purpose as well. She went home to be with the Lord on the 14th, and today is when her services were. I didn't make it to the graveside service, held at 10 this a.m., but did go to the memorial at the church. Her daughter gave a loving eulogy as did a good friend of mine who has been in somewhat the head role of caring for Jean during the last five years while she's deteriorated from Alzheimer's. Jean is fully well now, and I'm sure the Lord has told her "well done, good and faithful servant". Though I hadn't seen Jean in the last couple years, and had spent little time with her in the last 15, she will always be much loved and remembered in my heart. I will remember the passion and earnestness always emanating from her eyes as she spoke of the Lord and His desire for His children, as she loved Him wholeheartedly.