Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Life


This is my friend Andrea and her little guys Artimus and Gollum. We have been friends since the 5th grade, but grew apart as we got older.

This past year, God allowed us to get together again and reestablish our friendship! We have kept in touch over email, texts and blogging. :) I had planned to get together with her during my next trip to my parents' house...

Andrea passed away this past Monday in a drowning accident.

(How I hate even writing those words out!)

I ask your prayers for her family and for her husband Tom.

Andrea's great laugh, beautiful smile, happy eyes (they were the twinkly kind) and compassionate heart will be greatly missed by myself and many others.

I am reminded yet again of the fleetingness of life, the sorrow in this world, and always always the hope and salvation that can only be found through our Lord Jesus Christ.

But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.

For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. - I Thessalonians 4:13,14

Do YOU believe? Do your actions and life prove otherwise?

30 comments:

Heather Laurie said...

My heart breaks for you and her family. THis is simply tragic...

God bless
Heather Laurie

Anonymous said...

Marsha I love your blog. Whether it makes me laugh or cry. You have a gift for stating what others may feel but don't have the words to say.
Andrea was a good person and a great friend.

Michelle

EEEEMommy said...

Oh, Marsha!!!
I'm praying.

Grace and Peace,
Angel

Lori @ Just Pure Lovely said...

You remind me to seize life while I may. Thank you for sharing your friend with us, Marsha. She was beautiful!

Amy in Peru said...

oh. it is so sad to say goodbye. again.

it sure is a good thing to know that God is good or else we would have nothing.

praying.

Amy

Beckypdj said...

I am so sorry your friend is no longer on this earth to share things with. I gasped when I read your words about how she went to Heaven.

God is everything.

Extra hugs for you today and in the days to come.

Melissa Stover said...

oh marsha i cannot believe that! i can't imagine how you are feeling about this. no wonder you have been absent.

SuperAngel said...

oh Marshy! :( I'm so sorry! that breaks my heart. praying for her family and for you!
{{hugs}} love you!

Annemarie said...

This is heart wrenching. Praying for Tom and the rest of her family.

~Annemarie

Karen said...

I am so sorry. I will be praying.

Susan said...

Marsha, I am so so sorry you have lost a friend and in such a tragic and familiar way. For you to type those words out surely was extremely painful. I will be praying for this family and yours as well as you process this event. May God continue to be with you.
Love, me

Anonymous said...

HAVING LOST MY 30 YER OLD DAUGHTER I KNOW SOMETHING OF YOUR FEELINGS AND THE DEEP GREIVING YOU MUST BE FEELING. PLEASE KNOW THAT I PRAY YOUR STEPS ACROSS THE BRIDGE OF COMFORT MAY BE STEPS OF THE JOY OF HER SMILE AND HER LIFE. PEASE BE WITH YOU.

anitamartin said...

praying, Marsha

Beth said...

Marsha, I'm so sorry you've lost your friend!! My heart goes to you and her family.

Traci said...

YES! I believe!
Marsha, I am so sorry for your losses. If I were there, I would do the only thing I know how. I would give you a (((HUGE HUG))) and ask Jesus to heal your heart. Take comfort in him my sweet friend.

~traci

*Jess* said...

I am so sorry!! My thoughts are with you and her family.

Ali said...

Oh my goodness. I am SO sorry. My prayers are with you and Andrea's family. There are no words.

RaD said...

Man! How that hurts just to read it. But I love how you ask, "Are you ready?" People need to head this message and who better to ask it than one who has been there. Thanks for being a voice.

Christine said...

I agree about how her eyes were the twinkly kind. I don't think I remember a time when she didn't have a smile on her face. She was such a sweet person.

I love you!!!

Deedee said...

Oh Marshie! I'm so sorry for you and for her dear family! You are all in my prayers and I'm sending you a big (((HUG))). - Deedee

Ruthanne said...

Oh, Marsha ~ that' awful!

Do you know if she believed?

rural momma said...

((((Marsha))))

Wow! Words cannot describe how I feel. Just know the family and your family are in my prayers.

Anonymous said...

Oh, this was so sad to read. I'm so very sorry both for her family and for you Marsha. You are so right though, life is fleeting and it's a hard lesson to learn. Was she a Christian? May God comfort you during this time Marsha.

Molly (:

Tammy S. said...

I'm so sorry Marsha. I prayed for you today, Tom (Andrea's husband) and the rest of her family.

Becca~TimeWellSpent said...

Oh Marsha, I can't imagine how this is for you but also her family! Praying for sure!!

Karin Katherine said...

Oh Marsha....I am so very sad for you and your precious friend's family.

Pajama Mama said...

Marsha, I am very sorry to hear of this tragedy. My thoughts and prayers are with you and her family during this very sad time.

Nikowa Lee said...

Oh I'm sorry to hear about your friend! <>

The Sierra Home Companion said...

I am so sorry to hear this news for you and your family. I am praying. God Bless you.

Fiver said...

andrea was my sister-in-law's big sister, we became blogging and email friends about a year ago. i decided to follow your link after seeing it on her blog.

thank you for mentioning her, she really WAS a super sweet and great person.

she is still very missed, continue praying for that family, they are hurting.

thank you

nicole