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Thursday, February 2, 2012

Many of you know Marydon Ford, one of our wonderful Blog sisters!  She came to visit Bill and I one fall day and we immediately bonded.  Marydon and husband Harold have touched lives all over the U.S. and supports many with her love, kindness, prayers and hand made gifts.  She receives these devotionals from her friend Tim Journy who has never even met my sweet husband and this is what he sent to her.  It is so beautiful that it was shared at the Memorial Service for Bill by our Pastor yesterday : ) 


A friend died the other day.  I had never met Bill; had never spoken to him;
 but he was a friend. I could tell just from what his wife Kerrie posted about 
him on her website -  He loved the 
simple things in life – camping, woodworking; he fought a terminal illness 
for 7 years – he was a battler; he left a legacy with children and 
grandchildren by showing how to live an honorable Christian life!

This is how I see it:  A good man; an honorable man; a Christian man 
– suffers with trials and tribulations.  But he fights the good fight, he runs 
the race laid out for him, although his body is weak and wrecked with 
disease, I see him approach the finish line with his chest pumped out 
like an Olympic sprinter coming down the track.  The Lord calls his 
angels together, and says Go Get Him, Let’s Bring Him Home Boys!  
What a wild celebration that will cause.  They put Bill on their shoulders
 in a victorious lap around the track – he was laughing and getting pats 
on the back – yes, he ran the race, and as the commotion settled down
 he heard – “Welcome Bill, Well done my Good and Faithful Servant.”

Matthew 25:21 “His master replied, ‘Well done, good and 
faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; 
I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share
 your master’s happiness!”

So today at 10:59, Let us join the celebration for Bill for a 
job well done and for running the race laid out for him, for 
he now shares the Master’s happiness. Lord, we pray 
that we learn to follow the examples of those who have 
gone on before us, that while the race is anything but easy, 
we have the strength to battle through the tough times 
and continuously give You glory.  Lord, we look forward
 to the day when You command Your angels
 to "Bring Him/Her Home Boys" and You have us in mind. 

Have a Celebrating Day.

Thanking Marydon and Tim for sharing these wonderful words of tribute to my beloved husband.  I am so touched.  Sending prayers and love out to all of you who are battling a fatal illness and for those caretakers who help you along your journey.  Also thanking Hospice without which I could never have been able to let Bill fulfill his wish of dying at home.  God bless you all

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Chatty Crone said...

Kerrie - we only have met - via Marydon. Let me tell you that she is one of the kindest people in the world. You are blessed to know her. sandie

Ginny said...

This is beautiful, Kerrie!! You continue to be in my prayers!!!

One pair of Hands said...

I'm sure those beautiful words are a comfort to you. My thoughts are with you in this sad time.

welcome to my world of poetry said...

What a wonderful post Kerrie. The words were beautiful.

Take care.

Jennifer said...

Beautiful, Kerrie! (((hugs))) to you, my friend!