I was going through some files of blog posts that I had kept, but not read in a few years. I found myself learning that a dear sweet blogger had passed away. My heart sunk, as from her posts, I felt a deep connection with Natalie. A deeply wise and gifted woman. I am sad, but know that one day, there will be a time to meet again. I think about the people that have blessed me, some for just a short season. That is how life is. I recall meeting a kind woman from Taiwan one year. Our acquaintance was brief, but when we were departing, and knowing that it would perhaps be the last time to meet here on earth, we wept like we had known each other for years. To you Natalie Scarberry, I found out that Hollyhocks are your favorite flower and I will be sure to plant them this spring. I will look at their beauty and think of you.
Bless the Lord, O my soul; And all that is within me, bless His holy name. Bless the Lord, O my soul, And forget none of His benefits.
Psalm 103: 1-2
Strength and honor are her clothing;
She shall rejoice in time to come.
She opens her mouth with wisdom,
And on her tongue is the law of kindness.
She watches over the ways of her household,
And does not eat the bread of idleness.
Her children rise up and call her blessed;
Her husband also, he praises her:
Many daughters have done well,
But you excel them all.
Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing,
But a woman who fears the Lord,
she shall be praised.
Give her of the fruit of her hands,
And let her own works praise her in the gates..
Then I heard a voice from heaven saying to me, Write: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on. Yes, says the spirit, that they may rest from their labor, for their deeds will follow them.
Revelation 14: 13
Linking to this weeks photo challenge..