This quilt was made in memory of a wonderful Christian woman, a dear friend of mine, who lived a life that truly honored her Lord Jesus Christ. It was designed and started by her daughter, who just graduated from high school. Finishing touches were added by myself and another life long friend of her mother’s. This quilt consists of items of her mother’s clothing, and pictures representing her life. She was an amazing woman, whom I was so very blessed to call friend.
Let me tell you about her.
She had the most beautiful blue eyes, eyes that could look into your soul.
A smile was her constant companion.
Her laugh was contagious, and quite unique.
She would always, always fight for justice, sometimes just jumping in without forethought. I wish I was more like that.
She made mistakes, she recognized them, and was not afraid to admit them to others.
She LOVED the Lord.
There was not a person she did not have concern for; she was compassionate.
She studied God’s word voraciously.
Her talent for organization and for teaching was used to teach young people how to nurture their relationship with God, and dig deeply into His word. Some of those young people were my own children.
She was always thinking of and doing for others. At her funeral which over 500 attended, the speaker asked how many had ever received a gift or a card from her. Over half of the audience raised their hands.
She had a passion for the Holy Spirit, whom she felt was not spoken of or taught about as God the Father and Jesus were.
She was a wonderful wife and mother to 3 children who love the Lord, just like their mother did. She adored her children and they adored her.
Though the disease ravished her frail body after a 5 year fight, it could not ravish her spirit. She did her best to care for her body, but she did even better in caring for her soul. I think she would want me to ask you;
What are you doing today to take care of your soul?
Her spirit lives on within us. Her soul lives on with her Lord. I hope to see her again someday, to hear that laugh!
She gave me a verse, that I have written her name above in my Bible. It has special meaning to me.
“What I tell you in the darkness, speak in the light; and what you hear whispered in your ear; proclaim upon the housetops". Matthew 10:27
This blog is my way of doing that Lynnette.
I miss you.